This is what Hollywood thinks dinosaurs looked like:
But this is what scientists think dinosaurs might have looked like:
Why the hell do we imagine dinosaurs in such a terrifying way in the first place?
Basically, Hollywood dinosaurs just look like fossils with skin draped over it. That's because those artists tend to base their drawings on the fossils alone, while ignoring what the animal might have looked like with layers of fat and other things.
Paleoartists John Conway and C.M. Kosemen drew animals like the way Hollywood draws dinosaurs to show us why dinosaur art can sometimes be so flawed. And you can barely recognize the animals. Check it out:
This is what a baboon would look like. Isn't it horrifying?
And this creature is actually a zebra.
This is what a cow would look.
This is what your cute little cat would look like.
And these are what swans would look like.
This python looks like it's about to attack someone.
This strange creature is actually an elephant.
And this adorable furry thing is actually a cold-blooded iguana.
This parasitic-looking thing is a hummingbird.
Finally, this is what we, HUMANS, would look like.
If you'd like to see more illustrations, check out the book: All Yesterdays: Unique and Speculative Views of Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Animals.
Contact Natasha Umer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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