Oxfordshire, U.K.- 149 million years B.C. This episode follows a shoal of young fish-like Ophthalmosaurus as they struggle to survive the Late Jurassic seas, evading predators like the gigantic Liopleurodon. On land, the dinosaur Eustreptospondylus scrapes out a living as a scavenger, occasionally preying on pterosaurs like Rhamphorhynchus. Written by
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The shots of the young Ophthalmosaurus chasing fish were taken from an older BBC documentary in which penguins chased fish. The penguins were simply erased from the shot and replaced with CG Ophthalmosaurus, ensuring realistic interaction with the fish. See more
The blue-screen effect of the Ophthalmosaurus pup has been rendered incorrectly, as evidenced by the strange blue spots that run along its body, through which you can actually see the objects in the background. This effect makes the animal seem transparent. See more
The most fearsome predator of the Jurassic is watching his prey. Peering through the water, the carnivore fixes on his unwary victim, waiting for the perfect moment to strike.