Tyrannosaurus rex by Peter Schouten
Engineering a dinosaur predator - Allosaurus feeding mechanics
“ http://bit.ly/10oJqL4 Animation of the feeding movements of the head and neck of the Jurassic predatory theropod dinosaur Allosaurus based on multibody dynamics and soft-tissue reconstruction. Based on the article published in 2013 in Palaeontologia Electronica (see link above) by Eric Snively, John Cotton, Ryan Ridgely, and Lawrence Witmer. Animation executed by Ridgely with the assistance of Snively and Witmer. Research supported by the NSF-funded Visible Interactive Dinosaur project, WitmerLab at Ohio University.”
Models by Davide Bonadonna
“A lone Tyrannosaurus rex in southern North America poised in the reflected light of an approaching asteroid. The asteroid, 6+ miles across, is now but a few seconds from reaching Earth’s atmosphere, plunging into a warm shallow sea and ending the Cretaceous Period.”
Nimbadon by Peter Schouten
“The long-extinct Nimbadon was the largest arboreal marsupial herbivore ever to have lived and it was well suited to life in the treetops” Keep reading at UNSW
Titanis walleri, The American terrorbird by Tuomas Koivurinne
Dromaeosaurus nest, from the Dino Hunt team!
Tyrannosaurus by Frank-Joseph Frelier from the Dino Hunt team
From Carl Buell’s Facebook:
A number of people have commented that my latest mammoth looks like he’s happy. In this case it’s an artifact of anatomy, but when I posted another mammoth image back in April, my friend John McKay linked me to a BBC story about the possibility of mammoths having light reddish or blond hair. Once reminded, I recalled reading, or more likely talking to one of my paleontologist friends about the discovery, but like so much information these days, it didn’t stay in my old brain.
I’m one of those people who, after writing out a grocery list, doesn’t have to take that list to the store, so I figured that the best way not to forget about a blond mammoth was to paint one. Digital art does have its advantages, and while it’s not quite as easy as simply making it lighter, a little work gave me this blond version of the animal I posted earlier today. Now if he looks happy it’s because “blonds have more fun”. (Does anybody still use that old 70s ad slogan?)
That’s what I like about this project, they’ve corrected it:
Dino Hunt is a dinosaur inspired short film, in which a herd of Styracosaurs are hunted by a pack of raptors.
“We’re looking for other dinosaur and visual effects fans to consider contributing to our Dino Hunt IndieGoGo campaign, and help us spread the word! You can follow along with our progress via Twitter and Instagram!”
UPDATE: don’t worry about featherless raptors or pronated hands, take a look at this
Smilodon and Thylacosmilus, an example of convergent evolution illustrated by Carl Buell.
“Under certain conditions, two lineages will evolve into very similar-looking forms. The top animal is a saber-toothed cat, related to lions and tigers. The bottom one is a marsupial, more closely related to kangaroos and opossums.”