Monthly Archives: December 2012

2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. You can access it below; here’s my thoughts on it. Click here to see the complete report. Overall, I enjoyed blogging a lot, but I must admit … Continue reading

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Action days in the zoo

Did I recently say that zoo animals tend to be more active in fall (and winter)? Did I? Man was I right! 🙂 add to that the activity that’s always there to see – it is just hard to get … Continue reading

Posted in Aves, Dinopics, Dinosauria, Mammal pic, Mammalia, Maniraptora, Theropoda, Zoos | 2 Comments

My early Xmas present to myself

Today, I got myself this, courtesy of the 3D Lab (German homepage only, sorry) of the Department of Mathematics of Technical University Berlin. click for larger size

Posted in "Prosauropoda", 3D modeling, Digitizing, Dinopics, Dinosaur models, Dinosauria, Plateosaurus, Sauropodomorpha, Tübingen | 7 Comments

Theropod Thursday 38: more impressive beaks

I promised two sets of impressive beaks; here’s the second: A Harpy Eagle (Harpia harpyja) – the Tierpark Friedrichsfelde’s collection of huge predatory birds is quite impressive! Aside from a bunch of Eagle owls, there’s some eagles – and seeing … Continue reading

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I love my new camera and lens!

Sunday I took my two older kids and a friend of theirs to the zoo – you gotta keep your kids moving so they tire themselves out. And for that a zoo visit is perfect. Additionally, it gave me an … Continue reading

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Paleontology of SW Germany 3.1.3: even more Lias

and we will stay stuck in the Lias ε for a loooooong time! Simply because it is so choke-full of wonderful fossils, and because I have tons of photos of them. The last post ended in the urweltmuseum fischer, so … Continue reading

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Back home from Teruel

…and it was great fun! My flight there was horrible, the trip back somewhat better, but the stay was awesome 🙂 I got to visit one of the satellite museums of Dinopolis, and found an hour yesterday morning to walk … Continue reading

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