Extinct World of Dinosaurs is Back to Life with Google Arts & Culture; Cardboard Camera for iOS

You can come face to face with a 180 million year old giant diansour, as virtual reality raises the colossal sea dragon from extinction. Capture 3D panoramas with Cardboard Camera for iOS, Android.

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Google Arts & Culture partnered with over 50 of the world's leading natural history institutions brought back to life the lost world of 180 million year old giant "dinosaurs" again.

Available online as virtual reality in more than 150 interactive stories from experts, google notes adding, "300,000 new photos and videos," and "more than 30 virtual tours await you."

The free collection opens as on 09/12 at g.co/naturalhistory and through the Google Arts & Culture mobile app on iOS and Android.

Discovered in Dorset in the U.K. and residing at London's Natural History Museum. The Rhomaleosaurus — to give it its formal name — can now be explored in 360 degrees.

In addition, the Giraffatitan is also back to life in Berlin's natural history museum using the VR tech. "Standing at 13 meters (42 feet), it's one of the tallest dinosaurs that ever lived," google writes. "It was twice as tall as today's giraffes, and could easily put its head through a fourth floor window."

"You can turn back time by 4.6 billion years and scroll the history "origins of solar system, through the rise and fall of prehistoric worlds", see the giant sloth jaw that led Darwin's natural selection theory," google noted.

For the best experience, use a viewer like Google Cardboard to look the beast in the eye.

Cardboard Camera is also available on iOS now in addition to Android letting you capture 3D 360-degree virtual reality photos. "Just like Google Cardboard, it works with the phone you already have with you," google stated.

To capture a VR photo, "open up Cardboard camera, hold your phone vertically, tap record, then turn around as though you're taking a panorama—simple ."

Photos taken with VR camera are three-dimensional panoramas, and the object are shown as in reality. Even you can explore the image in all directions, and can even hear sound recorded while you took the photo.

Additionally, you can also share your VR photos, here is how:

  • First select a photo(s) you want to share and create a virtual photo album,
  • Then tap the share icon, and Cardboard Camera will generate a link
  • Next, email, message, or post in apps and or on the web, the link.
  • Finally, using a VR viewer like Google Cardboard, your friends or family can relive those moments as if they were there.

Bugaboo Spire in B.C., Canada captured by Googler Adam Dickinson