Emily Willoughby

Paleoart and bird illustration

Utahraptor at Dawn January 2013

Medium: Photoshop CS4
Time taken: ~80 hours
High resolution: Purchase Print

Utahraptor stands in the shallows of the great early Cretaceous inland sea, looking out to the horizon as the sun rises. Utahraptor, though one of the largest dromaeosaurs, was certainly not always taking down large prey in a dramatic and bloody fashion. On this morning, these dromaeosaurs were not hungry enough to hunt, so they combed the beach for shellfish and protein minutiae washed in by the tide. A small flock of ornithocheiroid pterosaurs pass by above.