What might the prehistoric ancestors of animals look like? Were they so different from the ones we know now? Here are impressive montages that give a small idea of the evolution of species on Earth.
Roman Uchytel, a Ukrainian paleontologist and graphic designer, has embarked on a playful and inspiring mission: using digital imaging technologies to compare the differences and characteristics of today’s animals with their oldest ancestors (which obviously disappeared several centuries ago).
And the least we can say is that the zebra, the polar bear, the red panda, the giraffe or even the wild boar have undergone a number of transformations since prehistoric times. So, are you ready to time travel? Here is a selection of the best montages made by Roman Uchytel:
Imperial Zebra / Macrauchenia
Cape Hyrax / Mixotoxodon
polar bear / Ursus maritimus tyrannus
Llama / Hemiauchenia macrocephala
Puma / Owen’s Panther
Canadian Beaver / Nebraska Giant Beaver
Canadian wolf / terrible wolf
Boar / Dinohyus
Red panda / Simocyon batalleri
Emperor Penguin / Palaeeudyptes klekowskii
Giant Panda / Kretzoiarctos beatrix
Raccoon / Chapalmalania
Giraffe / Beast of Shiva
Crested Cariama / Kelenken
Fascinating! All of the artist’s montages can be discovered here.