Actual Size by Steve Jenkins

By Steve Jenkins

How substantial is a crocodile? What a couple of tiger, or the world’s biggest spider? are you able to think a tongue that's ft lengthy or an eye fixed that’s higher than your head?

Sometimes evidence and figures don’t inform the full tale. occasionally you want to see issues for yourself—at their real measurement.

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