Cretaceous North Africa by adorety ()
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Or......"Between a Croc and a Hard Race" !
Here we see an Ouranosaurus that has come to the water for a drink, and to enjoy some swamp plants, quite unaware that he is being stalked from two sides. He might escape the jaws of Sarcosuchus (Super Croc), but he's got a tough race against Delta Dromeus, a large, light and quick predator. This would be the Sahara now, but it was quite lush there for many millions of years, in fact it's only been desert for about the last 10,000 years.
Raul's dinos and some plants. Scene created and rendered in Vue 2014. Some post work in PS for part of the splashes and to fix the water plants. Original size is 3600 px wide and can be seen Here
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Image Comments (25)
grafikeer () 7:29PM | Sat, 18 January 2014
Great work on the action poses...excellent overall setting and image!
leoshades () 7:44PM | Sat, 18 January 2014
I wonder if I can grow a super croc in my septic tank, not quite the same as the sewers, but it is all we have around here. Great pic!
barryjeffer () 8:18PM | Sat, 18 January 2014
That little guy is screwed... That croc has to be faster than anyone could imagine and huge. Wonderful scene, this is off the charts.
brewgirlca () 8:27PM | Sat, 18 January 2014
Sniff, sniff, hmmm, what's that burning smell? Toast. As in this Ouranosaurus. These critters are cool but for me this scene is all about the environment. I think the change of the Sahara from swamp to desert has to be about the most dramatic environmental change ever, aside of course from Antarctica going from tropical to icesheet. But that change was from much more dramatic drift, Africa was pretty much locked in from the Cretaceous. I think the scene is a fine representation of the place and times. The Calamites are just so darn cool, these guys could even be Equisetum
eekdog () 10:30PM | Sat, 18 January 2014
brilliant era you cretaed, Arthur, enjoy your series like these.
RodS () Online Now! 5:36PM | Sun, 19 January 2014
Looks like the Ouranosaurus's luck has run out - it's a choice between being eaten or drowned and eaten... As always, your pre-historic scenes are just off the scale, Art! There is so much depth and detail here - it deserves a long, full-size look, indeed!