Late Jurassic dinosaur bones at the Mill Canyon Dinosaur Trail in eastern Utah.
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Photo by Brian Switek.
Late Jurassic dinosaur bones at the Mill Canyon Dinosaur Trail in eastern Utah.

On Dinosaur Time

In my line of work, I throw time around a lot. In almost everything I write, I casually list dates when this or that prehistoric creature lived without much further comment, and I can’t help but ask myself if that’s because timespans in millions upon millions of years are so big that it’s impossible to truly wrap my head around them. My 32 years on Earth are just a blip compared to the compounded ages locked in stone. But out in the desert, up close with Deep Time, it’s possible to gain a slightly finer appreciation for the unfathomable ages that came before. That’s what this video, filmed last summer as part of the Dinologue series, is all about: