Icon of Evolution
Hailed as the “first bird,” Archaeopteryx is now considered a cousin of both modern birds and feathered dinosaurs. National Geographic Emerging Explorer Ryan Carney has devoted his career to studying the fossils and features of this 150-million-year-old animal. National Geographic’s augmented reality experience uses Carney's advanced scanning and pixel-perfect re-creation to show how the descendants of this icon of evolution continue to fly in our sky.

Developed in partnership with MPC
National Geographic & MPC
National Geographic Partners LLC (NGP), a joint venture between National Geographic and 21st Century Fox, is committed to bringing the world premium science, adventure, and exploration content across an unrivaled portfolio of media assets. Furthering knowledge and understanding of our world has been the core purpose of National Geographic for 130 years, and now we are committed to pushing boundaries for our consumers.

MPC is a global leader in VFX for over 25 years. In 2015, MPC established a creative and technology-led immersive content team. The division is focused on creating memorable experiences for a diverse set of brands.