Thursday, May 26, 2011

Tracks from the Past

Scientists have found the first dinosaur tracks on the Arabian Peninsula. They belong to a large ornithopod dinosaur which was walking through Mesozoic mud long ago.

There's something especially magical about the footprints of dinosaurs for me, even more than their fossilized bones. The tracks really evoke the sense of a living, breathing, walking animal which might have strolled by only minutes before. Amazing.

Gives me chills.

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