Monthly Archives: January 2013

Theropod Thursday 42: weird nostrils

One thing I just can’t get enough of is close-up photos of bird heads. Some of them are so outlandishly weird (especially the beaks) that I’d never believe they existed if I only saw a drawing. And some of them … Continue reading

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Mammal Monday 44: nah, it ain’t cold!

Last week I spent a great day at the Tierpark Friedrichsfelde with my colleague Dave Hone (him of Archosaur Musings‘ fame – he is currently posting about his Berlin trip, so head over there, too).It was a cold day, snow … Continue reading

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Zion National Park part 2

Before I get this post about my Zion NP visit started let me first link a few very handy sites for the park. Here is the National Park Service homepage for Zion NP, on which you can find all you … Continue reading

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Zion National Park part 1

Finally, I am getting around to posting properly on my visit to Zion National Park (wiki) last summer. Previously there was a teaser post, which to my utter surprise sees a lot of visitors, and I just posted a bunch of … Continue reading

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On the way to Zion National Park

Today, I am interrupting the irregular series of posts on the Posidonia Shale for a few photos from last summer’s work trip to Utah. For one thing I need a break from all the Urweltmuseum Hauff stuff. Another reason is … Continue reading

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They just can’t get thing done

Inspired by a wonderful column by Harald Martenstein in the German weekly Zeit about the inability of Berlin administrations, construction and other coprorations to get anything done properly (much less in time), here’s my version of Depeche Mode’s “I just … Continue reading

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Using Hugin part 4: mosaic images

“What is a mosaic image?” people typically ask when I use the term. I explained it before, so I’ll just c&p: Mosaic images A mosaic is created by stitching (planar) photos together where each picture is taken from a different … Continue reading

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Full-scale dinosaurpalaeo pictures now for download!

Most photos I show on this blog are my own, and were taken with either my own Canon EOS 400D or my project’s Canon EOD 650D. Th original files are therefore between 3.5 and 6 MB, typically, and panoramas can … Continue reading

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Theropod Thursday 41: quackmire!

A while ago I posted photos from a theropod feeding frenzy, taken last winter. Obviously, this winter sees similar scenes at the Berlin zoos. This time the pictures come from a different pond, and the composition of the frenzied feeders … Continue reading

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More on women in palaeontology

OK, I have calmed down a bit by now. Here’s a few more issues why we see few women as authors on palaeontological papers. Again, note that I am mostly only talking about within-science things (1st semester of uni on). … Continue reading

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Women in palaeontology – where are they?

Today, news made the rounds on Facebook and Twitter about the abjectly low number of female authors on palaeotology papers. See here. Below is my unreflected take on this. Because many people will be too hectic to read it all, … Continue reading

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Theropod Thursday 40: Freeze!

In order to break the long row of avian dinosaur posts on Thursdays it is today time for a Theropod from the Freezer: Cryolophosaurus! Yeah, you’ve seen this shot before if you are a long-time reader of dinosaurpalaeo. Today, I’ll … Continue reading

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Mammal Monday 43: horny hart

May I introduce one of the numerous cervid species kept in the Berlin zoos, a Barasingha (Rucervus duvauceli). The Berlin Zoo has about 8 females and one stag, and at this time of year they abandon their usual calm behaviour … Continue reading

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My absolutely wonderful Christmas presents from Claudia Hahn

Claudia Hahn is a great artist (you find her on Facebook or twitter @Claudia_Hahn). Out of the blue she sent Christmas presents for the kids and me. The ones for the children are already on Facebook. Here’s what I got, … Continue reading

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Theropod Thursday 39: a New Year’s eve feast

I photographed this Hooded crow (Corvus cornix) on December 31, in the Berlin Zoo. There were huge numbers of crows assembled; they and Grey herons (Ardea cinerea) are apparently the birds best adapted to making use of the safe haven … Continue reading

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