Category Archives: Travels

EAVP 2016 at Haarlem’s Teylers Museum (2)

In the first post of this series I gave a short introduction to the town of Haarlem (NL), because although it is not very dinosaurian or otherwise palaeontological, and thus should not get a post of its own, it does … Continue reading

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EAVP 2016 at Haarlem’s Teylers Museum (1)

After all the recent photogrammetry posts it is high time to get away from “stuff that somehow has to do with dinosaurs a little bit” and finally write again about dinosaurs themselves. Which is why I now will write about … Continue reading

Posted in "fish", Conferences, historical buildings etc., history of science, ichthyosaur, lower vertebrates, Mammal pic, Mammalia, non-palaeo, raves, Reptilia (non-archosaur), Travels | 5 Comments

Going to Tristan the T. rex’s dig site

I guess it was kinda hard to miss that the Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin is getting a real Tyrannosaurus rex. I’ll have much to say about the beast here on dinosaurpalaeo over the course of the next few years. … Continue reading

Posted in Aves, Botany, Dinosauria, historical buildings etc., insects, landscapes, Mammal pic, Maniraptora, non-palaeo, photography, Theropoda, Travels, Tristan, Tyrannosauridae, Tyrannosaurus | 7 Comments

AMNH Feb 2015

A short while ago I paid a rather unexpected and sudden visit to the AMNH in New York. American Museum of Natural History – that name stands for one of the greatest museums in the world, and it has much … Continue reading

Posted in AMNH, Digitizing, Dinopics, Dinosauria, Khaan, Maniraptora, Oviraptorosauridae, photogrammetry, photography, Theropoda, Travels, Tyrannosauridae, Tyrannosaurus | 12 Comments

China 2014 part 1

My colleague Michael Pittman is a young, ambitious and smart researcher who has done some very nice work on tail stiffness in archosaurs. Now, Michael has a grant going for a project that expands on his previous work, and there … Continue reading

Posted in "Prosauropoda", Dinopics, Dinosauria, Hadrosauridae, IVPP, Ornithischa, Sauropodomorpha, Theropoda, Travels | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Dinopics, Dinosauria, Iguanodontia, NHM L.A., Ornithischa, Ornithopoda, Travels | 5 Comments

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 | 4 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

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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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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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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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Theropod Thursday 43: London Zoo birdfight

No, I did NOT see birds kept at the London Zoo fighting – although I did see birds kept at the London Zoo mock fighting. They were in different cages with a common mesh, and from both sides fly at … Continue reading

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London Zoo 2: Komodo dragons

Yesterday evening I made it back to Berlin – for once, the flight was quite empty (as had been the flight to London). I wonder if that’s because of the flight times or because I was flying British Airways, Decidedly … Continue reading

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Darwin Day 2013 at the RVC

It is my last day here at the Royal Veterinary College London, and what better place to spend Darwin Day (wikipedia and Darwin Day Foundation) than here? Just look at this photo of a small part of John of the … Continue reading

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