The Paluxy River around Dinosaur Valley in Texas offers dinosaur footprints that are millions of years old. I’ve visited the state park in which these footprints can be seen on a couple occasions, most recently in April, 2021. During that recent visit I encountered a mystery: recurring instances of recently abandoned footwear. (All evidence points to their recent vintage – in spite of crackpot claims by some that humans walked with dinosaurs in this area.) Wanting to do my part for science, I photographed this mysterious footwear. Each was photographed as found, untouched or positioned by me. These images document its existence. But the mystery remains: don’t these humans notice they’re missing something when they walk away from the river?
All photographs are © Dave Higgins and “Dave Higgins Photography,” 2021; all rights reserved.