Saturday, March 15, 2014

Into The Mists Of Time

On the grounds at the Museum of Nature are two sets of statues, one on each end of the lawn, both life sized. I wanted shots of them in winter. The first are a mother and baby pair of dinosaurs, bearing the scientific name chasmosaurus irvinensis.


Over on the west side are a trio of woolly mammoths.


At least the mammoths seem to belong in snow.


31 comments:

  1. I love these sculptures. Beautifully photographed William!

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  2. Wonderful sculptures and photos!

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  3. What a blue sky you have there with all that snow. And those mammoths look quite realistic !

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  4. Yes, they look very much at home there in Canada. :-)

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  5. My inner-childhood-paleontologist loves this! Awesome pics :)

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  6. How cool to see them romping in the snow.

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  7. These are fantastic! Folks have found some Wooly Mammoths in the Ocala area. One near the Silver River.

    Re your comment on Ocala: A very pithy saying about a very pissy saying! Merci!

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  8. I am so happy you have the Photo Blog .. I love everything you share (when I find the time to come visiting that is). I hope some day I can visit Ottawa, as I have never been.

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  9. pretty neat displays in the snowy landscape. :)

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  10. Oddly enough, I did not actually know what a woolly mammoth looked like!

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  11. @Denise: thanks!

    @Elaine: thank you!

    @Stuart: we're lucky to get blue sky days in the winter.

    @Revrunner: the mammoths would have enjoyed a polar vortex kind of winter.

    @Norma: Jurassic Canada indeed!

    @OE: thank you!

    @EG: it's a good setting for them!

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  12. @Lowell: just as long as they don't try to clone them. That doesn't end well.

    @Cindy: thank you!

    @Luis: I'll have to photograph them in the summer.

    @Tex: one wonders what the dinosaurs would have made of it.

    @Hamilton: I knew, but paleontology fascinated me as a kid, so that's to be expected.

    @Sharon: they've made themselves at home.

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  13. The woolly mammoths were meant to be in that type of weather. Great photos.

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  14. Those are so cool! The woolly mammoths look perfect in the snow.

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  15. Very cool and yes the Mammoths seem to belong. I picture Dinosaurs in big leafy swampy areas. MB

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  16. Frozen Jurassic Park!:-) Really cool!

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  17. Love the surprise element in these pictures!

    Your header reminds me of Brueghel paintings.

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  18. Back to the ice age in global warming times...

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  19. Interesting to see them in the snow - another ice age perhaps!

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  20. Interesting. I never think of dinosaurs and snow. But the mastodons do seem more natural there. Why?

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  21. They would be worth a view, especially with the snow cover.

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  22. I love these. I agree with your assessment that the mammoth appear to be in there natural habitat.

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  23. @Mari: thanks!

    @Krisztina: thank you!

    @MB: same here! Hard to think there were once parts of my country that qualified for good dinosaur habitat.

    @Jose: just as long as the dinosaurs don't start eating the visitors!

    @Merisi: I'll have to look up those paintings!

    @Ciel: quite a contrast, huh?

    @RedPat: this winter has felt like it!

    @Jack: they're furry!

    @Birdman: I'll be photographing these again in other seasons.

    @Barbara: thanks!

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  24. Not good weather for dinosaurs! Okay for mammoths though.

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  25. My sister Sandra Taylor made these sculptures when she worked at the museum. I am so proud of her!

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  26. @Linda: thank you!

    @Linda: they can make do nicely.

    @Cheryl: they definitely do.

    @Kristina: thank you for letting me know!

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