This is the beginning of something very, very cool. Here are two recently uploads to YouTube from John Conway's Ontograph Studios.
First, a 360 degree view of a Nyctosaurus flock.
Next, this incredible zoom. Don't see pollen in this picture? Just wait.
In an illuminating interview with Conway at Archosaur Musings, the artist says it's made of a "series of paintings done in Photoshop at successively smaller scales, then stitched together and animated in After Effects." I can't wait to see more.
More John Conway here and here and, of course, here.