Dinosaur footprints appear for launch of landmark Apple TV+ series
By Lily Abery on Monday, May 23, 2022
Huge T. Rex tracks appeared on a Welsh beach this weekend, leaving beachgoers stunned. Traeth Llyfn in Pembrokeshire was transported back to the Late Cretaceous by a team of 10 sand artists, to celebrate the unearthed fact that Tyrannosaurus rex could swim! The striking installation celebrates the launch of highly anticipated TV Apple TV+ series Prehistoric Planet. Narrated by Sir David Attenborough, and music composed by Hans Zimmer, the series brings a natural history lens to the prehistoric world.
Sand artists spent over 4 hours creating the 50-metre-long prehistoric trail. 64 Dinosaur footprints crossed the Welsh beach – which was used as a filming location in the ground-breaking series. Local passer-by Anna Hatton, aged 72, said: “I saw these giant footprints from up on the cliff path and came down to take look! It’s amazing how big they are up close.” Alex Bull, aged 32, spotted the prints while walking her dog Cali, and said: “I was just walking along the beach and then I saw these footprints, and Cali went running up to them and I was like, what on earth could have made these!? I don’t think Cali would have liked a T. rex very much”.
Set to debut globally on Apple TV+ today, the five-episode natural history series will transport viewers back 66 million years to discover our prehistoric world and the dinosaurs that roamed it – revealing little-known and surprising new science.
Campaign by Taylor Herring.