tom cranham

River scene

One of the notable omissions from the Jurassic Park story when adapting it from the book to the big screen, is a sequence in which Grant and the kids make use of the island’s river system to reach the visitor center.  The river ride takes them past dilophosaurs, through the pterosaur aviary, and culminates in a thrilling encounter with a swimming tyrannosaur.  Dropped from the screenplay early on due to budget and story pacing, the encounter is depicted in this Tom Cranham conceptual painting.