Tales of a Giant

In the South American savanna of the Pleistocene epoch, the saber-toothed big cat Smilodon survived by ambushing resident megafauna. A fossilized skull from Uruguay shows that some Smilodon were giants. It’s not clear if this cat hunted solo or in a pack—but studies reveal that its bite, bone structure, and limb strength made it a formidable predator.

In this project I worked on the motion graphics, special effects, transitions, color correction and labeling.

National Geographic, December 2020.