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Kings vs a God by Herschel-Hoffmeyer Kings vs a God by Herschel-Hoffmeyer
A pair of Tyrannosaurus Rex take full advantage of an isolated Alamosaurus from its herd. While not equipped to take down the huge animal by force, the predators have a different idea. Circle and bait the behemoth to make a clumsy mistake on a cluttered ground with scattered fallen trees and stumps.

I would like to think these two animals rarely ran into each other and when they do it's assumed more than likely they left each other alone. However, if the situation presented itself to a hungry predator, this might of been the way it went down.

Modeled in Zbrush, rendered in Keyshot.
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christian77 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 30, 2017
Remember me the famous John Gurche's masterpiece, allosaurus hunting barosaurus; the perspective is so beautiful; Great quality work; Congratulations!!!!
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DINOTASIA123 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2017
Why be a king, when you can be a god?
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Evodolka Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
AWESOME TITLE :la:
it suits :D
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Sketchy-raptor Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2016  Student General Artist
The perspective here is amazing!
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MegaSpinosaur Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2016   Writer
Not equipped? 

 Tyrannosaurus had "bone crushing" jaws for a reason, clearly a bite to one of the back legs would be enough to cripple an Alamosaurus  enough for these two Tyrannosaurus to finish it off.
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paleosir Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A sauropod like Alamosaurus wouldn't just stand by and let a theropod munch it's legs: any sudden movement of a such a large animal would topple even the largest tyrannosaurs over.
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MegaSpinosaur Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2017   Writer
XD Lol

I never actually said anything about the Alamosaurus just standing by while a Tyrannosaurus bites the leg, that would be silly. I was trying to imply that one of those Tyrannosaurus could simply move in close, deliver a vicious bite to one of the back legs while the sauropod is rearing back and then let go.

The Alamosaurus would feel immense shock and pain from it's bite wound due to the herbivore's weight putting too much pressure on it when it comes back down. Then, when the chance comes, the other Tyrannosaurus would deliver a bite on the wrist of one of the front legs, causing considerably fatal injury which would weaken the sauropod further to the point where it can no longer sustain itself and end up toppling over to the ground, where the tyrannosaurs would finish it off.
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paleosir Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah yes, that could work with ~30 tonne individuals, indeed.
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Herschel-Hoffmeyer Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Well everyone knows a T. rex had jaws and teeth designed to bite through bone. Small dinosaurs, hadrosaurs, Triceratops, and even other tyrannosaurs would have fall victim to those jaws. However, the sheer size and thickness of a leg bone from an adult Alamosaurus would require a bite force of probably Megalodon or beyond (which was many times more powerful than T. rex). Even if it had the muscle to bite down hard enough, its skull and teeth would shatter before doing any real harm to the gigantic leg bone. Going for the back legs would also make it easy for the Alamosaurus to use its tail to strike the attacker. If a T. rex went in for the kill like that, its best bet would be to bite the ankle/wrist, not to crush bone, but to tear tendons which could end up being fatal for the giant over time.
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Dr-XIII Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017   Digital Artist
And to top it off: Titanosaurs like Alamosaurus would require not one, but MULTIPLE large Theropods like T. Rex hunting in a mob, or pack. That's why you see images of Carcharadontosaurs hunting in packs to bring down these Titanosaurs.
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MegaSpinosaur Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2016   Writer
Hmm, valid point. I guess I was more focused on the strength of the jaws instead of remembering how the teeth worked as well.
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snugglesthedinosaur Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
wow!
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kirkseven Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2016
The sauropod won't go down without a fight.
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Manuelsaurus Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Im loving this scene , fantastic work.
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PrimalbeastT-rex Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
Good choice for Tyrannosaurs to hunt in packs. Even this Sauropod will fall to their might.
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SilverDragon234 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016
PRetty cool!

Of course, Allosaurs and Abelisaurs are better equiped to tackle a sauropod.
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TheMonkeysUnkle Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2016
Bladed teeth for bleeding prey are better. A bone crushing bite can only do so much when the bones that need crushing are combined with too much muscle to break quickly.
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SilverDragon234 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2016
Even though Abelisaurs have stronger yet shorter heads.
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TheMonkeysUnkle Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2016
Allosaurs didn't have short skulls. Giganotosaurus was thought to have hunted sauropods in packs on occasion.
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Thirteen4one Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Epic scene, with a fitting title.
I love it!
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VipertheWyvern Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2016
Thats an amazing scene
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oakstudios Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2016   Filmographer
Great, amazing image. Excellent modelling, lighting and composition.
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Herschel-Hoffmeyer Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you
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Megalosaura Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Ricorda gli scheletri all'entrata del museo di storia naturale di New York 
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Ita-Eng
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ThePastHappened Featured By Owner Edited Jul 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy shit that's amazing! :D
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Benjamin-Delhorno Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Super nice
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Herschel-Hoffmeyer Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks
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