Fossil footprints found in Denali National Park revealed that at least two species of pterosaur (ancient flying reptiles that were "cousins" to dinosaurs) roamed the north lands and flew the chilly skies of Cretaceous Alaska around 70 million years ago. Pictured here is the larger of the two species - a large azhdarchid modeled after Quetzalcoatlus.
A scene of the estuaries of Pleistocene era California depicting a scavenging short-faced bear, Arctodus simus, feeding off a spawned-out female Oncorhynchus rastrosus, the "saber-toothed" salmon, with an entourage of ancestral California gulls, Larus californicus. In the water, a pair of speculative ocean-phase Oncorhynchus enters the estuary looking for food, while a pair of spawning males jockey for status and position, ready to meet their fate upstream.
Produced for the upcoming textbook by Dr. Darren Naish of University of Portsmouth, England tentatively titled "The Vertebrate Fossil Record". Want to see more art and sketches? Subscribe to my Patreon page and get sneak peeks at my works in progress, including early access to finished paintings and more!
It's been ten years since we started work on the Pachyrhinosaurus mural at the 2007 Alaska State Fair, representing two months of weekends—a project which originated with Carmen Summerfield's Valley Arts Alliance. Scott designed the overall mural, and Raven conscripted co-workers and friends to help paint the 330 ft. square area offered by the Palmer Fairgrounds management.
This Cretaceous Critter Coffee Company design is good to wear while drinking tea. Or coffee. Or hot chocolate. Or orange juice.