Happy Birthday Charles Darwin

Today is the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth. But hey, you already knew that. All the images going around seem to have Darwin with a big white beard. But lets not forget that his Beagle voyage and much of his scientific work was completed when he was a young man. So this is really just an excuse to post an image of Darwin without a beard, this is a portrait from 1816 when he was 7 years old. I got it from the excellent Wikimedia Commons, and I really encourage you to post lots of evolutionary biology images there as free use content. There are many fewer images of Darwin, his work and other Darwin-related things than I thought there would be. I keep intending to take photos of some of his other books and post them, but last time I was struggling to get good shots- must try again.

A hat-tip to Google also for posting an excellent logo today.

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