A pair of giants

So obviously these guys got a decent look in yesterday, but this pair of photos hopefully shows off how nicely the two have been mounted and the way in which they have been matched in their respective poses to provide a nice mirror-image effect. For me though it’s nice to be able to compare them – I’ve seen mounts of Diplodocus before (indeed of this Diplodocus), and of Apatosaurus, but never the two together and it genuinely does make a difference to have them put together like this for comparison.

6 Responses to “A pair of giants”


  1. 1 Zhen 11/11/2011 at 3:09 pm

    It’s safe to say the one with the Allosaurus chasing it is the Apatosaurus? The neck is so much more robust compared to the other which I assume is the Diplodocus.

  2. 3 Robert A. Sloan 11/11/2011 at 7:13 pm

    Beautiful photos! I always liked Diplodocus, ever since I was a kid that was one of my favorite sauropods. You captured both of these mounts in such a great way. Sometime it would be fun if you did an article on taking photos of mounts – they’re so huge, how you convey the vastness of the animal and depth of the hall without losing too much detail is great.

    • 4 David Hone 11/11/2011 at 10:10 pm

      Well a large chunk of it is simply having a good camera with something approximating a wide-angled lens, but there are probably a couple of tips I can pass on. I’ll have a think about it.


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