Nothing quite captures the imagination like being face to face with dinosaur fossils.
Looking at these huge skeletons you can not help but wonder about them.
What did these creatures look like while they were alive?
What would it have been like to see these enormous creatures roam the earth?
There are many unanswered questions about dinosaurs. That is part of their mystique.
Subject of many horror movies T-Rex is portrayed at as a blood thirsty killer. One of the largest land carnivores to have ever lived on earth, Tyrannosaurus translates to "Tyrant Lizard" and Rex translates to "King".
Looking up and seeing how big this creature is in person, it is easy to see why the Tyrannosaurus Rex has taken the villain role in stories.
The dinosaurs pictured here and many more can be found at the Smithsonian Natural History Museum.
I hope these photos inspire you to go out this weekend and explore a museum near you.