An unlikely couple, the one composed of Diplodocus and Allosaurus. Enemies by nature, from what can be learned by studying this ancient and fascinating world. In this particular photo, I wanted to recreate a possible situation of attack and defense by the two dinosaurs. Never before has a static object been auctioned in Europe which recreates a certain dynamism, recounting an entirely natural fact dictated by the primordial instinct of survival. Like a painting that takes shape and encompasses many qualities such as combining the natural sciences with the artistic and formative ones.
An atmosphere that we can only imagine and that today is still recreated in nature. The Diplodocus is a majestic specimen among the Sauropod species belonging to the Upper Jurassic (Kimmeridgian era) and found in northern Wyoming. Three meters high and twelve meters long, it has been finely rebuilt by a team of expert paleontologists who have re-proposed a position of alert due to an imminent attack.
Sorte analogous also to the very rare example of allosaurus, here in attack mode and about three meters eighty long. Its name comes from the ancient Greek and is literally translated as “different reptile” (sauro-allos). This name was given to him in 1877 by Othniel Marsh. In a short time he managed to enter the collective imagination, already from the time of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle up to the present day with the third installment of the saga of Jurassic Park. Many paleontologists agree that the allosaurus was a predator, but capable of cooperating with the herd for food. A young example like this is very rare to find.