Friday, February 12, 2021

A Fossil Gallery

The final gallery in the Museum of Nature is the Fossil Gallery, which collects fossils of dinosaurs and other early life in the deep past of the planet. The first thing one sees upon entry is this predator looming above you. This is daspletosaurus, a predecessor to tyrannosaurus rex.


Nearby are smaller fossils, fleeter of foot and having more in common with contemporary birds.


Here we have something else.


It's not just dinosaurs that were fossilized.


Here we have the cast of another predator, the carnotaurus.

34 comments:

  1. Witnesses of the origin of our world...

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  2. My imagination runs wild when I think of these creatures roaming around my neighborhood. :-)

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  3. I've always loved Dinos with their complicated names ...

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  4. Always impressive to be able to view these kind of ancient fossils.

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  5. I went with my grandson here in Brussels to the same kind of museum and we also saw these "dragons" he was very impressed because they are so big !

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  6. When I saw the title I thought you were visiting the old folks home!

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  7. They are always impressive to see.

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  8. ...since I was a kid I have been fascinated by fossils.

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  9. Scary in many ways to think of creatures that large actually lived on Earth.

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  10. Fascinating to see vreatures that ruled the earth once upon a time!

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  11. I am glad I wasn't living in that age when dinosaurs roam the earth.

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  12. I'd enjoy this section very much!

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  13. @Italiafinlandia: at least the early eons.

    @Revrunner: I have always found them fascinating.

    @Ella: me too.

    @Jan: I think so.

    @Gattina: dinosaurs fascinate kids.

    @Francisco: thanks!

    @David: hah!

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  14. @Anvilcloud: they are.

    @Tom: me too.

    @Marie: as do I.

    @Maywyn: they ruled it.

    @Magiceye: a proverbial glance through time.

    @Nancy: it is unlikely humans could have evolved had the dinosaurs not been wiped out.

    @Sharon: I'll enjoy showing it.

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  15. Movie tonight, with "rexi"! :-) (Night at the museum)

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  16. This is always so fascinating!

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  17. These large animals would have been very scary to meet.

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  18. It's not till you see the skeletons that you really understand the massive size of these creatures.

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  19. Fossils are so interesting. We were trying our hand at rock hounding and I found several rocks with small clam shell fossils. Up in the mountains yet. Pretty cool
    MB

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  20. Very impressive and scary animals.

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  21. It would have been amazing to see those creatures back then. Great photos of this exhibit!

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  22. Amazing fossil photos ~

    Moment by moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  23. @Iris: fitting.

    @RedPat: I agree.

    @Catarina: I can see that.

    @Jennifer: that they are.

    @Red: definitely.

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  24. @Jeanie: and they were huge.

    @MB: fossils fascinate me.

    @Bill: that they were.

    @Denise: it would have been.

    @Carol: thank you!

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  25. Fascinating William. So glad those predators are not running about now!

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  26. Hi William, hard to imagine such majestic creatures roamed the earth at one time.
    eden

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  27. Wonderful post, I adore fossils. You live in a wonderful city that you can get to fabulous places.

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  28. this was always a location in the museum i would find myself really curious. love it. way neat!! icy here today. ( ;

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