17 beautiful pictures of roadkill and other dead things


Artist Bobby Neel Adams became famous for his clever photos of aging. His latest series focuses on death.


"In a strange way I think that it is a natural progression of my world view and my place in it," Adams writes in an email.

The new series, called "Memento Mori," shows road kill and other dead bugs, plants, and animals in haunting arrangements. One image features a pig head floating underwater with flowers in its mouth. Another is a dead quail surrounded by petals.

The series is showing through October 30 at Smack Mellon gallery in Brooklyn. Adams shared a selection of the images below.