Utah. 125 million years before the modern day. We look out over a dry, semi forested floodplain. This landscape has been ravaged by a harsh drought for months now. Wildlife wait around the last remnants of a watering hole, watching, waiting for the rains that should already have come. Among them, a small family group of Utahraptor
are resting in what little shade is offered by a small cluster of conifers. They are starved and thirsty, and desperate for the return of the rains. The younger individuals have been able to make do with catching small mammals and reptiles and eating the occasional plant so as to avoid dehydration, but it is not enough for their father. The size of a polar bear, he will need a more substantial meal if he is to survive much longer.
Two days later, the last remaining water has dried up entirely. The Utahraptors
can barely even stand. They are top predators