You might find these photos a little intense so early in the morning, but this photograph series by George Krause was too good not to share. He apparently started the series in 1963 while on assignment in Mexico for a Sports Illustrated feature on boxing.
High contrast black and white photographs compliment the high contrast of beauty and terror present in each piece. They remind me a lot of the time I spent in Lourdes on my way to the next Tour de France stage. I don't happen to affiliate myself with any religion, but it was definitely an experience I won't ever forget.
via Morbid Anatomy