Footprints of the Devil

January 04, 2009


Photographer: Monika Okońska
Summary Author: Monika Okońska

The photo above shows "devil’s footprints" found in the Gagaty Soltykowskie Nature Reserve near Staporkow, Poland. These footprints are actually the tracks of dinosaurs from the Cretaceous Period. In an area of soft clay, two separate tracks heading northwest and southwest were left by Kayentapus, a bipedal, carnivorous theropod. In addition, two parallel tracks heading south were left by Parabrontopodus, a quadrupedal, herbivorous sauropod. There are also in evidence four tracks left by juvenile sauropods. Photo taken on May 2, 2008.