Modern technology gives us the opportunity to enjoy not only the present but also the past and the future. Thanks to photo-editing software, we can enjoy quite realistic visualizations of what no longer exists, although they are digital.
Using Photoshop, Roman Uchytel creates pictures that are most likely permanently gone. Utilizing the available information, he does his best to recreate prehistoric extinct species of animals. It’s safe to say that he’s doing quite a good job about it, and you can check out the book he published here. In the collection presented here, Roman compares the shapes and sizes of extinct animal species with their present counterparts, keeping them next to each other. You will surely be surprised by how some animals are much larger in size than their modern relatives. So, check out these amazing comparisons and take a journey to the past!
The majority of the animals shown in this series belong to the Pleistocene, also known as the Ice Age Era. This was a glacial period, and most of the northern hemisphere was completely blanketed by ice. The process of glaciation steadily occurred in cycles, lasting from 41,000 to 100,000 years.
Nearly all of the animals in this series are extinct. They became extinct around 2.58 million years ago, known as the Quarternary period. A number of megafaunal and other extinction occurred during this period. The reason for such pulse extinctions was the absence of economical successors, causing a major shift among faunal habitats and relationships.