Trilobite boy remembers when the Cambrian was cool

In the surreal scientific illustrations of Glendon Mellow, human bodies merge with those of our ancient ancestors - like trilobites and dimetrodons. The ancient Cretaceous oceans glow with a strange light, and dinosaur skulls are gorgeous. Take a look.

Mellow is a Canadian artist who does science-themed illustrations for books and the web. Why hasn't James Cameron hired this guy to help with concept art on the Avatar sequels? This is just a taste of the awesome weirdness - you can view more of Mellow's work on his blog.

(Thanks, Marilyn Terrell!)

Trilobite boy remembers when the Cambrian was cool

Dimetrodon Sphinx

Trilobite boy remembers when the Cambrian was cool

Refuge

Trilobite boy remembers when the Cambrian was cool

Mythical Flying Trilobite Fossil III

Trilobite boy remembers when the Cambrian was cool

Eremotherium & Glyptodon skulls

Trilobite boy remembers when the Cambrian was cool

Ammonite Hands

Trilobite boy remembers when the Cambrian was cool

Trilobite boy and Gargoyles