Ever wondered what it would look like to see a seven-ton Tyrannosaurus rex chomp down on his dinner (and hold the prey animal's bloody head aloft for its young ones to see)? How about a 60-foot mega-shark, Carcharodon megalodon, pursuing its prey through the ocean?
Alas, there were no photographers around to record the gruesome events. Fortunately for us, there are some highly skilled paleoartists who can provide a realistic look at dinosaur predation--and fossils suggest the interactions between dinosaur predator and dinosaur prey could be pretty ferocious.
"With one possible exception, there can be no more dynamic interaction between two organisms than that of predator and prey," Steve White, editor of Dinosaur Art: The World's Greatest Paleoart, told The Huffington Post in an email. "And when you’re dealing with creatures as magnificent as T-rex or a sabre-toothed cat, it’s little wonder that paleoartists--those who specialise in illustrating these ancient creatures--often choose such dynamic subject matter."
Check out the slideshow below to take a step back in time and see the most epic prehistoric predators.