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New Mural for Dinosaur National Monument

When I visited Utah's Dinosaur National Monument this past summer the main visitor center (containing the famous rock wall speckled with fossils) was closed, but when it reopens in a few years it will feature a brand new piece of art. Over the course of three months, scientific illustrator Liz Brad...

The entrance to Dinosaur National Monument. From Flickr user jdurchen.

When I visited Utah's Dinosaur National Monument this past summer the main visitor center (containing the famous rock wall speckled with fossils) was closed, but when it reopens in a few years it will feature a brand new piece of art. Over the course of three months, scientific illustrator Liz Bradford dug into the prehistory of the monument to produce a restoration of what the area might have looked like when Allosaurus and Stegosaurus roamed the area about 150 million years ago. Even better, Bradford took a photo of her work in progress every hour and strung all the photos together to show how the mural came to life. You can see that video on the Dinosaur National Monument website.
About Brian Switek
Brian Switek

Brian Switek is a freelance science writer specializing in evolution, paleontology, and natural history. He writes regularly for National Geographic's Phenomena blog as Laelaps.

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