Both A Blog Around the Clock and Greg Laden's Blog are out of the gates early, each with a post to mark the first day of Darwin month. As an advocate of celebrating Darwin as a young man on a physical and intellectual adventure, I am delighted to see Bora using the painting of the 31-year old Darwin for his post, but somewhat disappointed that Greg chose an image of the rather inaccessible bearded septuagenarian.
So, I urge you, my fellow science bloggers, Darwin's bulldogs/flying lemurs, Wallace's rottweilers and other champions of science and reason to please use this Darwin Day as an opportunity to pour on more images of Darwin the young man. After all, it is the stories of Darwin's youth that enthuse young people today. Unfortunately, there aren't that many pictures available (if you know of more please do let us know!) but there are a few to be had...
Clockwise from top left: Darwin at
Update! Michael Barton has answered the call by linking to two more pictures in comments:
...plus some fantastically manly line-drawings of Darwin the Beagle voyager on his blog Dispersal of Darwin: