The Most Impressive Fossil Discovered To Date

Looking through photographer Robert Clark’s photo set for the June 2017 issue of National Geographic, taken at Alberta’s Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology, one cannot help but feel they’re witnessing a character study still life from Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park. Clark photographed their 110 million-year-old fossil of an armored nodosaur. Due to its undersea burial, elements of the dinosaur’s armor, skin and even soft tissue were preserved. It’s one of the most compelling fossils exposed thus far and Clark’s access to the piece (without the protection of glass) guarantees visuals unlike any we’ve seen before. See the full set at National Geographic.