Join Sir David Attenborough in a Virtual Reality Titanosaur Experience

Caitlin Schneider

The Titanosaur is the largest dinosaur—and creature—known to have walked the Earth, but we only just discovered it in Patagonia a few years ago. Now, a 122-foot-long cast of the enormous animal is on display at New York’s American Museum of Natural History, where it occupies multiple rooms. If you can’t get to Manhattan to see the Titanosaur, you can now experience one in 360-degree virtual reality alongside another titan of planet Earth: broadcaster and naturalist Sir David Attenborough.

In the 4-minute video above from BBC One and PBS, Attenborough introduces you to the planet as it was some 100 million years ago. Using the Chrome browser (or ideally the Cardboard VR display), you can navigate 360 degrees as a virtual Titanosaur wanders by.

The experience was created with a combination of footage from a RED Dragon camera and CGI, according to Gizmodo. In the video, the 40-meter-long and five-story-tall Titanosaur transforms from a flesh-and-blood rendering to a neon skeletal one, allowing Attenborough to delve into how the creature moved and breathed, and of course, allowing us marvel at the architecture of such a magnificent beast.

For more of Attenborough and the Giant Dinosaur (a BBC One show that aired in January), head on over to the show page.

Images via BBC One // YouTube.

[h/t Gizmodo]