Prehistoric animals are a group of gigantic creatures that once roamed (and ruled) the planet Earth. For millions of years, these ancient animals stalked across grasslands, climbed forest trees, and chased prey into tar pits, until climate change—or early man—hastened their demise.
Although we humans don’t share this planet with those prehistoric animals, some of them, like the mastodon, giant ground sloth or woolly rhinoceros, were generally gentle, while others, like saber-toothed cats and ferocious wolves, outshone their environment with their size and fearsome teeth. Dominated. (Yes, they’re a real thing — not just a “Game of Thrones” fantasy.)
Unfortunately, they have all become extinct in the same way since the end of the Ice Age 11,700 years ago, due to a changing climate, hunting, or disease. Prehistoric animals that inspired fear and awe in early humans remain today as a secret of their ancient strength, but some of these animals can only be found in zoos and protected nature reserves. A bone here, a tooth there—others can still be found in the wild—and maybe even in your own backyard.
With the development of art forms along with technology nowadays, artists have always tried to depict these amazing prehistoric animals through art. paleorex is an illustrator and graphic designer specializing in paleoart, the art of depicting prehistoric creatures, and he creates stunning artwork to present these creatures in his own POV. And through this, he offers a powerful and immediate way to connect with the deep history of life on Earth. So grab your seats and scroll down to check it out!
More info & Photo courtesy: paleorex