As each season of HBO's Game of Thrones has aired, audiences have witnessed new adventures, new intrigue and new, or in some cases - fewer - characters. Each season has also seen an increase in the scale of visual effects from week to week. In season 3, visual effects supervisor Joe Bauer and visual effects producer Steve Kullback led the effort behind the environments and creatures in the Game of Thrones world.

Daenerys' three dragons, who were now at the 'teenager' stage of their lives, were brought to life by a team of incredible artists at Pixomondo. fxguide visited Pixomondo's studio in Frankfurt and, in partnership with WIRED, produced this exclusive look behind the scenes of the dragons.

And in addition to Pixomondo, several other studios also contributed key visual effects shots. Check out, for example, Gradient Effects' breakdown reel of their work and SPIN VFX's comprehensive overview of their ice wall, creature shots and environment effects.

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