The gray whale skull has been residing in one of the SD Natural History Museum education rooms, and I'd been waiting for an opportunity to photograph it for the SD County Mammal Atlas Project, so that I could draw the skull from the photograph. The opportunity arose when during the installation of a new exhibit, Water: A California Story, the skull had to be moved around anyways. A crew of about 8 people were enlisted. The entire platform was lifted onto rolling boards, and it was transported to the atrium, whereupon I went up a floor and leaned precariously over the balcony railing to get an eagle eye photo of the skull.