Being eaten alive? No problem.

This little diorama is from the Beijing Natural History Museum. The place as a whole is actually very good (apart from the terrible aquarium section and frankly terrifying human biology section) and includes a nice dinosaur hall. Bolted on the side is a little covered area full of life sized dinosaurs and other reptiles that are a real mish-mash. In general the models are very well made, with good details like realistic colouration, nice skin patterns, proper claws and teeth etc., and put in a good setting. On the other hand the gross anatomy of some is frightening like tail dragging sauropods and a snake-tailed Pteranodon.

This one I have decided to post simply because it makes me laugh. The models are a couple of the best there and look really good, but I just love the juxtaposition of the roaring charging Dilophosaurus, slavering jaws agape, and the completely nonchalant Lufengusaurus who seems to be quite oblivious to what is going on just three feet away and is calmly waiting to be ripped to bloody shreds by a predator nearly its own size. How peaceful.

3 Responses to “Being eaten alive? No problem.”

  1. 1 mythusmage 02/11/2008 at 1:10 pm

    I have seen people that oblivious, and to someone standing right in front of them.

  2. 2 Zach Miller 05/11/2008 at 6:43 am

    Awesome. That Dilphosaurus is going nuts, too. He’s not even ATTEMPTING a stealth kill.

  1. 1 Being eaten alive? Arrrrrgggggghhhhhh!!!! « Dave Hone’s Archosaur Musings Trackback on 01/11/2008 at 4:01 pm
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