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Dino Day Sees Epic Landscape Art Installations, ‘Prehistoric Planet’ Season 2

Dinosaurs took a bow with artist David Popa’s larger-than-life landscape art, featuring Tyrannosaurus rex, Triceratops and Hatzegopteryx, shared around the world; new episodes of the epic natural history docuseries are now available on Apple TV+.

In celebration of yesterday’s National Dinosaur Day, renowned natural landscape artist David Popa created larger-than-life landscape art installations from purely natural materials, including earth pigments, ground shells, charcoal and local chalk, to bring Tyrannosaurus rex, Triceratops and Hatzegopteryx to life in vivid detail in scientifically-accurate locations that reflect where the creatures would have lived with: 

  • Utah’s Moa Desert, US - The ancient apex predator Tyrannosaurus rex is depicted in Utah’s Moab Desert, where numerous dinosaur species were entombed by sand and gravel.
  • Jurassic Coast in Dorset, UK - The fossil-rich Jurassic Coast in Dorset was selected to showcase the majestic Triceratops in its would-be natural habitat.
  • Finland - A remote Nordic island was picked to represent the habitat where the flying dinosaur, ​​Hatzegopteryxwould have lived. 

For those wanted to keep the Dino train rolling, Prehistoric Planet Season 2 combines award-winning wildlife filmmaking, the latest paleontology learnings and state-of-the-art technology to unveil the spectacular habitats and inhabitants of ancient Earth for a one-of-a-kind immersive experience. The new season continues to bring Earth’s history to life like never before as the series presents new dinosaurs, new habitats and new scientific discoveries while taking viewers around the world in an epic five-night adventure. With dinos like the Tarchia, one of the largest ankylosaurs, to returning fan-favorites like the Tyrannosaurus rex, and many more, Prehistoric Planet returns with an all-new season of prehistoric wonders.

The series is produced by the world-renowned team at BBC Studios Natural History Unit with support from the photo realistic visual effects of MPC (The Lion King, The Jungle Book) applied to concept art created by Jellyfish Pictures (The Book of Boba Fett, Spirit: Untamed).

You can also go behind-the-scenes in this Prehistoric Planet Season 2 Featurette:

Along with the new season of the series, Apple TV+ debuted a new companion podcast called “Prehistoric Planet: The Official Podcast.'' Executive producer Mike Gunton dives into the art and science that brought this landmark series to life. The first episode of the podcast, released on May 8, featured an exclusive, in-depth interview with executive producer Jon Favreau. Other special guests will include expert paleontologists, animators, and more, as they reveal the science and technology used to bring the magnificent habitats—and the creatures who roamed them—to life. All episodes available to listen now. 

Catch Prehistoric Planet Season 2 now, with all episodes streaming on Apple TV+.

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