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.
I love these sculptures. Beautifully photographed William!ReplyDelete
Wonderful sculptures and photos!ReplyDelete
What a blue sky you have there with all that snow. And those mammoths look quite realistic !ReplyDelete
Yes, they look very much at home there in Canada. :-)ReplyDelete
I love these! Jurassic Canada!ReplyDelete
My inner-childhood-paleontologist loves this! Awesome pics :)ReplyDelete
How cool to see them romping in the snow.ReplyDelete
These are fantastic! Folks have found some Wooly Mammoths in the Ocala area. One near the Silver River.ReplyDelete
Re your comment on Ocala: A very pithy saying about a very pissy saying! Merci!
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.ReplyDelete
These are great!ReplyDelete
pretty neat displays in the snowy landscape. :)ReplyDelete
Oddly enough, I did not actually know what a woolly mammoth looked like!ReplyDelete
The mammoths fit right in.ReplyDelete
@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!
@Lowell: just as long as they don't try to clone them. That doesn't end well.ReplyDelete
@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.
The woolly mammoths were meant to be in that type of weather. Great photos.ReplyDelete
Those are so cool! The woolly mammoths look perfect in the snow.ReplyDelete
Very cool and yes the Mammoths seem to belong. I picture Dinosaurs in big leafy swampy areas. MBReplyDelete
Frozen Jurassic Park!:-) Really cool!ReplyDelete
Love the surprise element in these pictures!ReplyDelete
Your header reminds me of Brueghel paintings.
Back to the ice age in global warming times...ReplyDelete
Interesting to see them in the snow - another ice age perhaps!ReplyDelete
Interesting. I never think of dinosaurs and snow. But the mastodons do seem more natural there. Why?ReplyDelete
They would be worth a view, especially with the snow cover.ReplyDelete
I love these. I agree with your assessment that the mammoth appear to be in there natural habitat.ReplyDelete
@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.
This is very cool!ReplyDelete
Not good weather for dinosaurs! Okay for mammoths though.ReplyDelete
The mammoths do look real!ReplyDelete
My sister Sandra Taylor made these sculptures when she worked at the museum. I am so proud of her!ReplyDelete
@Linda: thank you!ReplyDelete
@Linda: they can make do nicely.
@Cheryl: they definitely do.
@Kristina: thank you for letting me know!