Making a Megalodon

By on July 22, 2019

Artist Gary Staab builds a life-size replica of a medgalodon for the National Museum of Natural History.

“You’re gonna need a bigger building.”

In May a life-size replica of a megalodon went on display at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. To recreate the massive prehistoric shark, the museum called on “paleo artist” Gary Staab, who has spent decades creating ancient creatures and human ancestors for museum exhibits.

This short video goes behind the scenes to show the process of breathing life back into the megalodon.

Paleo artist Gary Staab working on a megalodon for the National Museum of National History
Paleo artist Gary Staab working on a megalodon for the National Museum of National History

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