Thursday, November 6, 2008

Image of the Day

The Antarctic Forest by ~PaleoAeolos on deviantART

From the artist:

Seymour Island, Late Eocene (La Meseta formation): The Antarctica its cover by forests cold and temperings. The Notophagus is the tree more common, and the ferns cover the earth. In the coast and forest, live the birds. They are now more of 15 species of fossil penguins, here we see a giant variety (Palaeudyptes) of 1.70 m. and a more small variety (Delphinornis) of 90 cm. In the coast one single pelagornithid, a giant bird similar to a pelican. In the heart, shore birds flocks. Between the vegetation a great terrestrial bird, similar to a rhea sees itself.

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