Mammuthus columbi and Smilodon
by Zdeněk Burian
Quote from Love in the time of CHASMOSAURS:
Burian hardly ever depicted scenes of confrontation between animals, but when he did he did so with aplomb, and never more than here, as a rearing Columbian mammoth wards off its sabre-toothed adversary while being lit up by sunbeams like a creature straight out of ancient mythology. It’s quite rare to see Smilodon cast as the threatened, vulnerable animal in a scene, and its jeopardy is only enhanced by the inclusion of two tiny cubs.