Lark Quarry – Opalton, Australia - Atlas Obscura

Lark Quarry

Opalton, Australia

A dinosaur stampede frozen in time. 


Lark Quarry is located in the outback of Queensland, Australia, 110 km southwest of the town of Winton. The site preserves the prehistoric scene of a dinosaur hunt from around 95 million years ago.

Caught in time are the footprints of a large carnivorous dinosaur as it slowly stalks its prey. The path of prints then reveals it charging and scattering as many as 150 other smaller dinosaurs, who can be seen stampeding in panic from the predator.

It is the only known record in the world of such an event.

Discovered in 1962, the site is now protected by a protective shelter to control temperature, humidity, and moisture levels in order to protect the footprints.