Photographer's Note

Afrovenator, Jobaria, African Pterosaur and carcass, part of Giants, African Dinosaurs, an exhibit created by Project Exploration at the Garfield Park Conservatory, Chicago

Most well known dinosaurs like the Tyrannosaurus and Velociraptors are of North American and Asian origins. Until recently, dinosaurs of African origin are less known. In this exhibit, called GIANTS, new species of African dinosaurs excavated from the Sahara by University of Chicago paleontologist and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence, Dr. Paul Serono and his team are assembled for the first time within a natural setting - in a plant world dominated by cycads, ferns, gingkos and conifers.

Project Exploration is dedicated to making science accessible to the public especially to city kids and girls. It was founded by Dr. Serono and educator Gabrielle Lyon.

The Garfield Park Conservatory, opened in 1908, is a two-acre garden under glass, one of the largest in the world. It houses collections of palms, ferns, aroids and cacti, displayed in landscaped setting designed to teach and inspire in new ways to connect people to plants. It was designed by celebrated landscape architect Jens Jensen.

Tech: Picture was taken during a special evening preview showing during which the dinosaurs and plants were under artificial lighting (so you've seen it here in TE first folks!). Autolevels, resizing and sharpening.

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Photo Information
  • Copyright: Ken Ilio (flip89) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 537 W: 173 N: 576] (3418)
  • Genre: Lugares
  • Medium: Cor
  • Date Taken: 2003-12-19
  • Categories: Natureza
  • Camera: Olympus C-730UZ
  • Exposição: f/3.2, 1/40 segundos
  • Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
  • Versão da Foto: Versão Original
  • Date Submitted: 2003-12-21 5:45
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