So this was kind of a mistake photo. I was trying to get the mammoth and the building in the background, and did not take into account the light. But I like the effect.
This was taken at the La Brea Tar Pits, a truly interesting place. It is one of the most productive (in terms of numbers of ice age fossils found) tar pits in the world. It is only a few minutes drive from downtown LA, and still very much in the center of the city. The museum and associated pits is only about a block and a half wide. The park still has very active tarpits, with new tar bubbling up on the grass all the time. (Visitors are advised to stick to the sidewalks)
The pits have unearthed over 1500 dire wolves, as well as, sabertooth cats, american lions, mammoths, mastodons, ground sloths, camels, horses, short face bears, and very larger condor-like birds (to name a few). If you ever go to a museum and see a sabertooth cat or dire wolf skeleton that is very dark brown, chances are it came from La Brea (the color comes from the tar staining it). The pits are so filled, because unlike most tar pits, they were near a major body of fresh water. Migrating herds would lose members in the tar, and then the predators (like the wolves) would try to eat them and get stuck as well. This in turn attracted more predators/scavengers. Inside the museum there is a huge chunk of asphalt, with tons of bones embedded in it, taken directly from outside. It's amazing.