The Attack of the Triceratops

The triceratops definitely falls into one of those “Top 5” dinosaurs of my youth. Now there are so many, I hardly know where to begin. I go through my son’s dinosaur books and I am shocked at how many different names there are. I can’t keep track of all that. Plus, the names are kinda rough. Each one seems to have over seven syllables.

This was shot at the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman. It’s one of the top dinosaur museums in the world and the curator is Jack Horner. I was lucky enough to get a personal tour through it with Jack… he showed me all kinda of secret stuff throughout. Awesome! I have another friend up there named Dr. David Sands who actually found one of the triceratops that is in the museum. I can’t imagine finding something that big… If I did, I think I’d tell everyone I know the first time I met them. Hi, I’m Trey, I found a Triceratops!

I also made a new page here on the site in tribute of my favorite photographer, Edward Curtis. I mentioned him in a recent interview and it occurred to me people may not know who he is! So, I put together a grouping of some of my favorite photos of his. Be sure you read the bit about his ex-wife.

Triceratops Attack

  • A few years back, I was heading the trail building crew here in Tumbler Ridge, BC. One of the trails was down to a recently discovered dinosaur trackway. The trial we built wound its way down to the creek, over a small rock table that slanted down to the creek, then across the creek to the trackway.

    Just as we were finishing the trail, a flood washed through the area, leaving all manner of debris on the rock table on the near side of the river. The head of the museum foundation asked us to clean off the debris, but we found it really difficult because the rock was really rough, with these odd, three toed indentations in it.

    We finally got it cleaned off with much effort and cursing these stupid indents. A week later, someone was standing on the nice, clean rock and looked at the indentations, and of course said “hey, you know, these look like dinosaur footprints….”

    Turned out to be one of the highest concentrations of dino footprints in a single area in Canada, possibly the world. And my claim to fame is that I was completely and utterly oblivious to the whole thing….

  • alice

    oh i love it! how awesome is this! great job, as always 🙂

  • Wow, wouldn’t want to encounter him in the dark, even though they were plant eaters. Great photo, Trey. I was in Bozeman at a TOPS function, but it was a 4 1/2 hour drive there and back, so we had our 4 hour rally and drove back home. Would love to see that museum someday!!!!! Thanks for sharing!! Nice that you were given such a personal tour!!

  • casusan

    Oh wow! Cool shot Trey – interesting story too!

  • amazing, sooo cool !

  • Great stuff! I love dinosaurs as well.

  • Thanks!

  • Cool take on a museum I’ve been to many times!

  • Carlisle

    It looks so alive ! 🙂

  • nick

    How funny, we actually just went to see this museum last Monday (Sep 7) while on holiday in the states. We’d been to Bozeman last year but had missed seeing this museum and my husband really wanted to see it. It’s really quite an excellent collection of interesting pieces from dinosaurs to GPS. We really enjoyed our visit of it. I have to admit, we were expecting more on the dinosaur end of things but probably because we’ve been to our Royal Tyrrell Museum here in Alberta which only has dinosaurs. Still, it was a fabulous museum and well worth the visit. Love your picture.

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