The Sizes of Flying Creatures, Compared

posted by Jason Kottke Apr 10, 2023

Using 3D models, this video compares the sizes of various flying creatures (insects, bats, birds, dinosaurs) past and present, from the microscopic fairyfly (which is dwarfed by a mosquito) to the albatross (with its 12-foot wingspan) to the immense Quetzalcoatlus, which stood 20 feet tall and had a wingspan in the neighborhood of 33 feet. For reference, that's about the size of a Cessna 172 airplane. Just image those flying around all casual-like.

See also several other size comparison videos from the same channel, including objects in the universe, animals, and dinosaurs. (via digg)