The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958)
Ray Harryhausen's first colour movie, The 7th Voyage of SInbad, featured a mythical bird, the Roc. Indeed, the film includes a giant egg of the bird. The legend of the Roc is thought to have derived from real giant birds, in particular the now-extinct elephant birds (Aepyornis) of Madagascar. Humans are thought to have caused the extinction of these giant birds.
Photo: Elephant bird (Aepyornis) egg. Hunterian Zoology Museum, Glasgow, Scotland.
Location: Hunterian Zoology Museum, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Photographer: Jason Gilchrist