Illustrating The Amazing”Prehistoric Planet” Animals

By |2024-01-02T20:15:14+00:00May 27th, 2023|Dinosaur and Prehistoric Animal Drawings, Dinosaur Fans, Main Page, Press Releases|0 Comments

The second series of “Prehistoric Planet” has recently concluded, the last episode “North America” having been broadcast yesterday on Apple+TV. The programmes have proved to be immensely popular with dinosaur fans and natural history film viewers. The five episodes in the series have achieved an audience rating of 100% on Rotten Tomatoes.

The programmes have also inspired lots of prehistoric animal fans to create drawings of the dinosaurs featured. For example, young artist Caldey sent in a magnificent illustration of a Qianzhousaurus concentrating intently as it hunted prey.

Theropod dinosaur drawn by Caldey.
A beautiful illustration of a theropod dinosaur stalking prey. Picture credit: Caldey.

Picture credit: Caldey

“Prehistoric Planet” Qianzhousaurus and Corythoraptor

In a beautifully crafted scene, a female Qianzhousaurus stalks a flock of Corythoraptors in a Late Cretaceous forest. The first hunt is unsuccessful and the Corythoraptors escape. However, with the approach of a storm, the odds turn in the favour of the hunter and this clever theropod is able to catch her quarry.

Feathered dinosaur illustration (Caldey).
A beautiful illustration showing the diversity of theropod dinosaurs. Picture credit: Caldey.

Picture credit: Caldey

Qianzhousaurus although a Late Cretaceous tyrannosaur, was not closely related to Tyrannosaurus rex. It has been classified as a member of the Alioramini tribe of long-snouted tyrannosaurs within the Tyrannosauridae. Corythoraptor is an oviraptorid. Oviraptorids seem to have been particularly abundant in the Late Cretaceous of China.

To view models and replicas of Qianzhousaurus and other Asian dinosaurs: PNSO Dinosaur Models and Figures.

“Prehistoric Planet” has continued to delight, entertain and inform.

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:

“Thank you Caldey for sending in your stunning illustrations. We hope you enjoyed watching the five television programmes. We have printed out the drawings and put them on display in our office and warehouse.”

Visit Everything Dinosaur’s website: Everything Dinosaur.