DINOSAURS have seemingly been brought back to life through a series of stunningly realistic skeletal photographs.
Professional photographer Christian Voigt, from Munich, Germany, re-animated giant creatures from the Mesozoic era, which lasted almost 180million years from around 250 to 65million years ago, through his camera lens.
He captured different dinosaurs from the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods.
Christian said: ‘I sought to really bring these animals to life.
‘I have to remind people that these aren’t Hollywood images, but rather real animals that lived millions of years ago.’
The photographer travelled to five natural history museums across Europe to capture the dinosaurs and other extinct skeletons.
Using only natural light to capture the images, and a black back-drop, Voigt said he would sometimes spends hours trying to perfect one shot.
He added: ‘I can’t touch them, or ask them to move a little to the left, so I have to look for the best angle.’
Voigt said he was inspired to work with dinosaur skeletons after a visit to the Natural History Museum in London.
He explained: ‘It all started with wanting to bring these animals out of their glass boxes.
‘In a museum, when you look at certain collections of animals and skeletons, they’re always very packed together.’