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antediluvianechoes:

Velociraptor and Juvenile Tarbosaurus by Guindagear
It’s hard to put a Protoceratops in a tree. It had taken Velociraptor nearly a half an hour to do so, tugging, pulling, hefting the heavy thing. The carcass was floppy and didn’t cooperate; the head shield got caught on a protrusion of bark; the limbs bumped and bounced against the tree like unsynced pendulums.
As soon as the dromaeosaur’s larder was filled—the dead Protoceratops balanced just right—the tarbosaurs came snooping. Dragging a dead dinosaur into a tree is not inconspicuous business, and the juveniles had heard and smelled enough to pique their curiosity and come trotting.
Velociraptor stared down at the two tyrannosaurs. It was safe—tarbosaurs couldn’t climb trees—but it was also stuck—tarbosaurs were excruciatingly patient (through juveniles admittedly less so than adults). They knew one bad tug from a misplaced bite might send the Protoceratops falling from the pantry. Or, if luck was particularly one-sided, the carcass and the Velociraptor could spill from the branch.
And so the three predators stared, occasionally pipping and fluting songs of aggression or ownership at each other, neither side backing away from the meal perched unsecurely in the tree.

antediluvianechoes:

Velociraptor and Juvenile Tarbosaurus by Guindagear

It’s hard to put a Protoceratops in a tree. It had taken Velociraptor nearly a half an hour to do so, tugging, pulling, hefting the heavy thing. The carcass was floppy and didn’t cooperate; the head shield got caught on a protrusion of bark; the limbs bumped and bounced against the tree like unsynced pendulums.

As soon as the dromaeosaur’s larder was filled—the dead Protoceratops balanced just right—the tarbosaurs came snooping. Dragging a dead dinosaur into a tree is not inconspicuous business, and the juveniles had heard and smelled enough to pique their curiosity and come trotting.

Velociraptor stared down at the two tyrannosaurs. It was safe—tarbosaurs couldn’t climb trees—but it was also stuck—tarbosaurs were excruciatingly patient (through juveniles admittedly less so than adults). They knew one bad tug from a misplaced bite might send the Protoceratops falling from the pantry. Or, if luck was particularly one-sided, the carcass and the Velociraptor could spill from the branch.

And so the three predators stared, occasionally pipping and fluting songs of aggression or ownership at each other, neither side backing away from the meal perched unsecurely in the tree.

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— 5 days ago with 201 notes

astronomy-to-zoology:

Aegires minor (no common name)

is a species of dorid nudibranch found in Indo-pacific waters from Japan to Australia. like alot of nudibranchs they are fairly small only growing up to 5 inches long. They are best known for their bright yellow color with a series of black lines covering their body. A. minor feeds mostly on species of calcareous sponge of the family Lecuettidea but will eat other species as-well. 

Phylogeny

Animalia-Mollusca-Gastropoda-*-Polyceroidea-Aegiridae-Aegires-minor

Clades: Heterobranchia,Euthyneura,Nudipleura,Nudibranchia,Euctenidiacea,Doridacea

Source,Source

(via libutron)

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roll-d20:

This week on Random Encounters: the Umber Hulk! Umber Hulks appear bizarre and frightening, but are actually intelligent creatures. They are naturally curious and docile, but their appearance usually provokes other races into attacking or enslaving them. This one just stumbled on a strange bag in the woods.Anyone who follows my main art blog (greylagoon.tumblr.com) will know I have an abiding love for big insect monsters. Something about drawing chitin and odd mandibles really thrills me. Anyway, enjoy and I’ll see you next week.

roll-d20:

This week on Random Encounters: the Umber Hulk! Umber Hulks appear bizarre and frightening, but are actually intelligent creatures. They are naturally curious and docile, but their appearance usually provokes other races into attacking or enslaving them. This one just stumbled on a strange bag in the woods.

Anyone who follows my main art blog (greylagoon.tumblr.com) will know I have an abiding love for big insect monsters. Something about drawing chitin and odd mandibles really thrills me. Anyway, enjoy and I’ll see you next week.

(via fuckyeahdnd)

— 6 days ago with 172 notes

menterart:

Hey everyone, thanks for all the reblogs. Here’s a dump of creatures I’ve made in the past few days, starting with some sketches.

(via fuckyeahdnd)

— 6 days ago with 379 notes
sagansense:

Welcome to the United States of America.

sagansense:

Welcome to the United States of America.

(Source: memecenterz, via ahandsomedilophosaur)

— 6 days ago with 109273 notes

theboywholikesfire:

I edited Archie and Maxie’s ORAS designs a little bit. I based the edit on their original designs.

It’s not like I don’t like their ORAS designs, I just wanted them to have that “Giovanni-feel” like their RSE designs.

(via shinondraws)

— 6 days ago with 1164 notes