Dinosaur skeletons captured in stunning detail

Yasmin Harisha

Dinosaur skeletons have been reanimated in series of pictures by a German photographer.

Munich based Christian Voigt re-animated the giant creatures from the Mesozoic era - the age of the dinosaurs that spanned from around 250 million years ago to 65 million years ago.

He covered creatures from the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous periods.

“I sought to really bring these animals to life," he said. ”I have to remind people that these aren't Hollywood images, but rather real animals that lived millions of years ago.“

Mr Voigt travelled to five natural history museums across Europe to photograph the dinosaurs and the skeletons of other extinct creatures.

He said he only used natural light to capture the images and relied on a black back-drop to separate each animal from its neighbour. Sometimes he spent a hour composing each shot.

”I can't touch them, or ask them to move a little to left, so I have to look for the best angle," he said, adding that ​he was inspired to work with dinosaur skeletons after a visit to the Natural History Museum in London.

He said: ”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.”