Today's Google Doodle celebrates the 182nd anniversary of the birth of photographer Eadweard J. Muybridge.
Muybridge was born April 9, 1830 in Kingston upon Thames, England, but he emigrated to the United States at the age of 25, and spent the majority of his life there.
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He was known for his photographs of the West, especially of the Yosemite and San Francisco, and later for his work on animal locomotion and an invention called the zoopraxiscope, an early device for displaying motion pictures.
The animated doodle, a highly stylized version of Google's usual logo, echoes a legendary series of images by Muybridge, which proved that, at one point during a horse's gallop, all of the animal's legs are in the air at the same time.
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What do you think of Google’s latest Doodle?
Each package gets larger with a mouse-over, and a click on it returns search results pertinent to a specific country or the particular items featured in a scene. This one is from December 24, 2010.
This story originally published on Mashable here.