There is a fascination about dinosaurs, as shown by Jurassic World becoming the third highest grossing film of all time.
And for one teenager a lifetime of studying the massive creatures beckons after he was accepted on to the only specialist paleontology course in the country.
Jack Prowting (19) from Spalding was one of 50 to start at the University of Portsmouth this week where he will learn about 550 million years of history.
Jack, who has been doing work experience at Peterborough Museum, is aspiring for a career studying marine fossils. He said the excitement of the work is “the sense of wonder and trying to concoct what animals looked like and sounded like.
“The wonder of pulling a fossil out of the ground and beind the first humans to see it.”