In the surreal scientific illustrations of Glendon Mellow, human bodies merge with those of our ancient ancestors - like trilobites and dimetrodons. The ancient Cretaceous oceans glow with a strange light, and dinosaur skulls are gorgeous. Take a look.

Mellow is a Canadian artist who does science-themed illustrations for books and the web. Why hasn't James Cameron hired this guy to help with concept art on the Avatar sequels? This is just a taste of the awesome weirdness - you can view more of Mellow's work on his blog.

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(Thanks, Marilyn Terrell!)

Dimetrodon Sphinx

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Refuge

Mythical Flying Trilobite Fossil III

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Eremotherium & Glyptodon skulls

Ammonite Hands

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Trilobite boy and Gargoyles