Photographing Dinosaurs in Nature

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Sometimes Nature Photographers Just Want to Have Fun

Jorge Saenz photography dinosaur at waterfall

Jorge Saenz is a pretty serious photographer out of Paraguay. He is not strictly a nature photographer. His work spans many different styles and genres–that includes nature.

If you want to see some of his more serious side, you can check out his photos on AP Images from the 2015 Paraguay Feather Festival here.

But there is definitely a lighter side to the photographer. He is the author of the internet hit #Dinodinaseries which features a group of dinosaurs roaming the world.

The dinosaurs in question are of course plastic toys. But like the cast of Toy Story, they have become quite famous–not to mention intrepid travelers.

Saenz bought his first plastic dinosaur, “Dino”, at a flea market while in La Paz, Bolivia. He decided to have a little fun with him. So he posed Dino and posted the photo online. Others appreciated his humor and the hit series, #Dinodinaseries was born.

As a result of Dino’s success, more dinosaurs were added to the cast. In the series Dino is joined by Dina, a Stegosaurus, Spiny, a Spinosaurus, and Brachy, a brown Brachiosaurus. FYI, in case you are wondering, Brachy and Dino are a couple 😉

The dinosaurs have been traveling around South America enjoying being tourists. Not only do they get their photos taken in the process, often their poignant remarks about their travels are included.

Jorge Saenz photography 2 dinosaurs at wall

We especially love how he uses perspective to make the dinosaurs seem to tower over the landscaped

Jorge Saenz photography dinosaurs overlooking world

Definitely inspiration for us to all remember to stop and smell the roses…or play and photograph dinosaurs!


Read the original article by Paulina Tikunova on Bored Panda and Inigo del Castillo on Instagram.

All photos copyright Jorge Saenz. Check out more of his #Dinodinaseries and other shots on Instagram.

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