Category Archives: Travels

Dinosaur mounts at the NHM L.A.: Camptosaurus

As I am writing this, more and more remarks on the general layout of the hall creep in. I promised to discuss the Camptosaurus next, and I am too lazy to remove those remarks and turn them into a post … Continue reading

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Dinosaur mounts at the NHM L.A.: Triceratops

In the previous post on the L.A. NHM I gave a quick all-around introduction. Now, it is time to take a closer look at some of the mounted skeletons, and talk a bit about how they are set up in … Continue reading

Posted in Ceratopsia, Dinopics, Dinosauria, NHM L.A., Ornithischa, Travels, Triceratops | 3 Comments

Stegosaur photogrammetry – more WOW!

Dieser Beitrag auf Deutsch. Last year, I spent a great day at the RBINS (Royal Belgian Institute for Natural Sciences), a day during which I took tons of photos. Of their Iguanodons, of their other dinosaurs, specifically of their Stan … Continue reading

Posted in 3D modeling, Digitizing, Dinosaur models, Dinosauria, Ornithischa, photogrammetry, RBINS, Stegosauria, Stegosaurus, Travels | Leave a comment

Palaeontology of SW Germany 3.1.19: Hauff and still no end in sight

Dieser Beitrag auf Deutsch. This part of the Palaeontology of SW Germany series has arrived at a deep low in the number of vertebrates shown, and it is time I fight my way through the rest of the spineless stuff … Continue reading

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Common cranes in the wild

Dieser Beitrag auf deutsch. Yesterday, I had much better luck photographing birds in then wild than the day before. I got the closest I have ever been to Common Cranes and gulls in the wild – although I need to … Continue reading

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Paleontology of SW Germany 3.1.18: Hauff ammonites galore

Dieser Beitrag auf deutsch. Last post on Hauff promised ammonites, the most common fossil you can find in the German Jurassic. Unsurprisingly, the Urweltmuseum has plenty, and in incredible preservations. I’ll start with a really rare and exceptional specimen. A … Continue reading

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a marina in winter

Dieser Beitrag auf Deutsch. While trying to get some nice bird shots at the snowy Baltic Sea I took some photos of a deserted and frozen marina today. Some of them are kinda nice, so I’ll post them below. To … Continue reading

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Palaeontology of SW Germany 3.1.17: failing to finish off Hauff

Dieser Beitrag auf Deutsch. Decapods today. It is high time I finally finish off the remaining fossils from the Urweltmuseum Hauff and post a final post discussing the museum as a whole, and one on the reconstructions shown – oh … Continue reading

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more London Zoo

The London Zoo is heavy on birds, a smart move for a place with little space. One walk-through aviary has a little pond with ducks, and also has Hammerkops (Scopus umbretta). Weird birds, note the crossed-over tips of the beak! … Continue reading

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London Zoo mock birdfight

Two Robins fighting in the London Zoo featured in yesterdays Theropod Thursday, and I mentioned that I also saw zoo-kept birds mock fighting. Let’s meet the contestants. A pair of Striated Caracara (Phalcoboenus australis). The two of them were putting … Continue reading

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