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Kentrosaurus aethiopicus

Sunrise in the Late Jurassic of Tanzania (Kimmeridgian/Tithonian Age, Tendaguru Formation)

Kentrosaurus was a stegosaurid dinosaur with impressive rows of small plates and large spines down its back and tail. Here, I’ve depicted an individual approaching a water source for a drink in the early morning.

Photograph and digital painting, Adobe Photoshop CS6 and Wacom Intuos tablet.

[Please don’t use or copy without permission, and thanks for viewing!]

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Pic 1Australopithecus aethiopicuswas discovered in West TurkanaKenya by archeologist Alan Walker in 1985. (2.5 million years old) Read More

Pic 2Australopithecus boiseidiscovered by anthropologist Mary Leakey on July 17, 1959, at Olduvai GorgeTanzania (1.75 million years old) Read More

Pic 3.  Australopithecus robustusdiscovered in Southern Africa in 1938(2 million years old) Read more

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Totally neglected to post these photos from our trip to Kenya back in January (whoops). 

Good news: we are opening a temporary exhibition from that expedition in late August, and will be (hopefully! fingers crossed!) hosting a meetup and discussion to talk about our experience sometime in early September! More deets to come. There will be lots of bats. 

Photos from Nairobi National Park: 

  •  Blue wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus
  •  Impala, matching up (Aepyceros melampus), interrupted by a nosy warthog (Phacochoerus africanus). 
  • African sacred ibis (Threskiornis aethiopicus) photobombing the lesser flamingo (Phoenicopterus minor)
  • Black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis) - an unusual group of four, breathtaking.
  • Impala (Aepyceros melampus
  • Cape buffalo (Syncerus caffer), past and present
  • White rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum)