Pelagornis sandersi is an extinct bird from about 25 million years ago with the largest estimated wingspan of all known birds so far (~6.4 meters)! Amethyst is the official state gemstone of South Carolina where the one fossil of P. sandersi has been found. I looked at skeletal and artist reconstructions for reference, as well as photos of the wandering albatross, which has the largest wingspan of any living bird today (~3 meters). Based on its characteristics, P. sandersi is thought to have used wind currents extensively and stayed close to the ocean like the albatross.
Traditional & digital artist from Canada inspired by nature; loves crows, flowers, fantasy, science and biology
This is a gallery-quality giclée art print on 100% cotton rag archival paper, printed with archival inks. Each art print is listed by sheet size and features a minimum one-inch border.