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Garden Fresh series investigates the shifting boundaries between humans and animals in today’s environment and the complex relationship between art and nature. It is like a fable about a journey undertaken by the animals when they venture into our daily lives. The animals are confronted by a new reality that is in conflict with their natural habits and habitats.

At the same time, when we see these ‘zoo-trapped’ animals in supermarkets, their most outstanding characteristics are isolated as their ‘only’ characteristics. The animals are stripped of their own identities and are used as empty vessels to be filled with the human drama of parody, satire and allegory. We cannot help but see animals from a human vantage point, and therefore in some sense all the works in the present exhibition are actually about us.
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With picture of his Führer beside his clenched fist, a dead general of the Volkssturm lies on the floor of city hall, Leipzig, Germany. He committed suicide rather than face U.S. Army troops who captured the city on April 19. 1945.
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enjoy
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Un Richardoestesia se sumerge en busca de peces en la costa de lo que algun día será el sur de México.
Inspirado en el descubrimiento de dientes de Richardoestesia en Chiapas (primera vez que se descubren restos de dinosaurio en el sur de México, y primera evidencia de que Richardoestesia llegaba mucho mas al sur de lo que se creia).
Nadie sabe realmente que clase de animal era; tradicionalmente se dice que era un raptor de unos 100 kilos (mas grande que Deinonychus) pero como se le conoce basicamente a partir de dientes, lo unico que se puede decir con algo de certeza es que probablemente se alimentaba de peces. Hay quienes creen que los dientes ni siquiera pertenecian a un dinosaurio sino a un cocodrilo terrestre. No obstante, el que el Richardoestesia mexicano haya vivido en un área costera me inspiró a imaginarlo como un raptor buceador, como una enorme y voraz anhinga o cormorán, igual de comodo pescando en el mar o en agua dulce. :D

A Richardoestesia dives after some fish in the coast of what will one day become southern Mexico.
This was inspired by the discovery of Richardoestesia teeth in Chiapas- being the first time dinosaur remains are found in southern Mexico and the first evidence of Richardoestesia living in such a southern region.
No one knows what kind of animal it really was; it is traditionally said that it was a raptor weighing about 100 kgs (larger than Deinonychus), but since its only known from teeth, the only thing we can say with some certainty is that it probably ate lots of fish.
Some even think the teeth may have belonged to a land croc, not a dino.
But the fact that the Mexican Richardoestesia lived in a coastal area led me to imagine it as a diving raptor, something like a gigantic, voracious snakebird or cormorant, just as comfortable fishing in fresh water or in the sea. :D
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Un garabato nocturno rapido :B Viverra leakeyi vivio en Africa durante el Mioceno; fue una civeta gigante que podia superar los 40 kilos de peso (mas o menos como un lobo de buen tamaño) y aparentemente era mas carnivora que las civetas actuales. Hoy en dia las civetas solo se consideran peligrosas cuando estan rabiosas, pero quien sabe como serian las cosas de haber llegado esta a nuestros dias...

A quick late night doodle :B Viverra leakeyi lived in Africa during the Miocene; it was a giant civet that could weigh up to 40 kgs or more (kind of like a good-sized wolf) and was apparently more predatory than modern day civets. Today, civets are only dangerous when rabid, but if this one had survived to our days, who's to say it wouldn`t be considered a fearsome predator...
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Otro dino hodarizado, esta vez un Concavenator que se sumerge despues de salir a respirar :>
Esa cresta en forma de aleta de tiburón me es muy dificil de resistir :P
Tambien me recuerda al Tyrannomedon, un dino marino de mi invención que subí aquí hace mucho tiempo: [link]

Another hodarized dino, this time a Concavenator diving after taking a breath in the surface of the lake :>
That shark fin-like hump its hard to resist :P
It also reminds me of Tyrannomedon, a sea going dinosaur of my own creation, I uploaded it to DA long time ago: [link]
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Tawny Owl Spancer - Wildpark Lüneburger Heide
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Authoritarian Prairie Dog

:+fav: please , if you like it . . . . and if you don´t like it, :+fav: it plz , too :D
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Location: Greifvogelstation Hellenthal
Camera: Canon 50D
Lens: Canon 300 mm / 2,8 L IS USM

© Wolfgang Holtmeier 2009


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Taken at Wildpark Lüneburger Heide / Hanstedt Nindorf
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Model : :icontoyib:
Property : :iconkomo:

And we rawk together.. so fvck you very much...
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Enno Lerian in my direction.
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Sesi motret bareng :iconjenengkudenny: :iconehsiica: :iconlomotion: :iconsankaracharya:


Location : Kota Tua, Jakarta.
Wardrobe : Intan
Stylist : si Raka :p
Kamera : D70 en 50mm 1.8nya si ica.
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quite an older one i created its the lambeosaurus enclosure where like a giraffe visitors are allowed to feed the giant.
another piece for my dinosaur zoo which will soon be a book :)
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new dinosaur park piece, the giant quetzalcoatlus is a rescued one which from damaged wings can no longer fly any more.
inspired by Marabou storks with what only me it seems thinks they have a nice appearance.
this guy is a loner and feeds on huge scraps of meat.
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here is the gigantoraptor hardstand where the big male is ready to mate with the females, inspired by dinosaur revolution.
a red haired keeper looks on in anticipation to make sure there are no violence in the enclosure especially as the main female is highly aggressive at this time of the year.
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malacca, malaysia
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somewhere in JB, Malaysia
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Submission for KL urbanscape 2009 exhibition
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Name: Geosternbergia
Codnemae: "Steelbeak"
Wingspan: up to 9 metres
period: Late cretaceous
Diet: Fish
Agressiveness: 20%-harmless
Dangerousness: 30%- calom animal, but can attack if provoked

Geosternbergia is a huge genus of pterosaur and was long considered a species of Pteranodon. Even the inGen files refer to this animal as Pteranodon sternbergi. These animals were first reported in 1997 shortly after the san diegoincident. Unlike there smaller cousins,pteranodon, Geosternbergiais a calm and non agressive animal. There brigth colouration surprised the inGen scientists, they believed that a pterosaur that big would be as brightly coloured. The male Geosternbergia has a huge crest on its head, the female have a much smaller one and are less brightly coloured. Geosternbergias diet consist of fish, unlike their relatives pteranodon, that also hunts bigger animals. Geosternbergias calm nature was sth the keepers liked a lot and that was also the reason why the geosternbergias were released into freedom unlike the highly dangerous pteranodonsIts very powerful beak gave the animal its codename steelbeak. The males beak is brightly coloured in yellow and curved upwards o improve fishing. Its huge brown wings carry black tips. The body is covered in skin with some small hair like structures scattered around the body. Geosternbergia is a sailer rather than an active flyer. They have been reported to hunt fishes miles away from the 5 dinosaur inhabited islands but they seem always to come back the islands. Research has shown that this is the reason because the breeding grounds happen to be on the island coasts. Females lay only 1-2 eggs in one season but they take much care for their youngs. Their impressive size is enough to keep most predators away. Geosternbergia has a loud high scream. Because of their travelling nature, they wont be included in the new park. In the wild, these animals travel from island to island, their nesting grounds are on Isla Sorna. Although harmless, they can atack if provoked, espeacially if their youngs are threatened.
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Name: Deinonychus anitrrhopus
Codename: "Death claw"
length 3 metres
weight. upt to 70 kg
Time : Cretaceous period
Aggressivenes: 100 %-EXTEMELY AGGRESSIVE
DAGEROUSNESS: 100% EXTREMELY DANGEROUS

Deinonychus is a wellknown dinosaur and a well known dinosaur among keepers tooo, mainly due to its intelligence andunpredicatable behaviour. These striped animals belong to the raptor family and their blood was used to create the well known crossbreed of velociraptoa dn deinonychus known as velociraptor antirrhopus. However the pure deinonychus was also present although only on Sorna and not on Nublar. There they live in the tall grasses where crossbreeds with velociraptor antirrhpus have lead to a subvariant of these species, a brownish striped raptor known as velociraptor antirrhopus sornaensis. Deinonychus is a very very cunning animal that hunts in packs of up to 15 animals. The largest male leads the pack and has a harem of several feamles andtheir offsprings around him. They use different hunting methods and they can easily bring prey down that is bigger than themself. They are feathered and carry a colour scheme that is ideal for their environment. Theses animals were feared among keepers and several lost their lives by deinonychus attacks. They use very dfferent sounds to "speak" with each other and they can coordinate attacks very well . It has been reported that they usually encircle a victim and use the elemtn of surprise as their main method. They can run and leap very well although they are mainly sprinters and dont run long distances. Femmales lay usually 3 eggs and care very long for their chicks. When the males are old enough they leave the group normally to form a nother pack with other females.
a whole pack of these dangerous and intellligent raptors will be present in the new park.
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Name: Herrerasaurus ischigualestensis
Codename: Stalker
length: 4 metres
period: Triassic
Agressiveness: 99%-Extremely agressive
Dangerousness: 99% extremely dangerous

This triassic predator was one of many dinosaurs that was bred from amber found in south america. It was among the animal that were set tobe included on Isla Nublar and they were already there but not a part of the tour and cautiously kept as a secret due to severe problems with controlling these animals. Herrrersaurus is an unusually powerful animal for its size and has a very vicious bite that often causes infectrions. The animal attacka almost everything that fits in its mouth and they dont hesitate attacking prey bigger than them. Herrerasaurus males are smaller than females and more dominant yet not as territorialthan lone males can be. Herrerasaurus usually lives in small groups consisting of no more than 6 animals. Older males often live solitary. Herrerasaurus is a cunning predator and is often lying in ambush to surprise its prey. Its brightly coloured in red with dark brown tripes all over its body. Because of their tremendous power and feroucious behaviour these animal were feared by keepers and they were responsible for 3 kills. 7 individuals were bred for nublar. On Sorna, they proofed to be very prone to infectious deseases, their strong immune systrem however could deal with most of these diseases unlike many other dinosaurs. During the 1993 incident , the whole group of herrerasaurus were running loose of their secret cage and they went over to stalking the parks rollercoaster hunting for prey. Later research showed that these animals have made their home in the vast control centre in which ellie sattler tried to make the parks electro system function again. They have very good nightvision and research has shown that they have learned to recognisye the different gangways and where they lead. Thesea nimals need to eat a lot to keep their warm blooded body active andtherefore hunt very often andin groupd, they mostly eat plant eaters but also attack smaller carnivores and are known to even steal prey from raptors. It seems however,that these 2 animals usually try to avoid each other. Not only does herrereasaurus has sharp teeth but also very big claws andpowerful arms. They can also leap very well and can obtain speeds of 40 km/h over very long distances. Despite this, they are ambush predators, lying in wait to surprise a victim andthen hunt them down in a short and if neccessary long run utnil the victim is tired. Their teeth are serrated and some keepers have been bitten and describ it as extremely painful. A female lays 3 eggs during the sommer and cares for its youngs over a year. They arent present on Isla Sorna anymore but on side d they can be found and a small population is present on isla nublar.
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Significado do nome: "lagarto do Sul"
Tamanho: 5 metros de comprimento
Peso: Aprox. 800 quilos
Alimentação: Carne (provavelmente comia peixes)
Grupo: Terópoda
Família: Dromaeosauridae
Local: Argentina
Período: Cretáceo (70 milhões de anos)
Descoberta: Foi descoberto em 2008
Espécies: Austroraptor cabazai

Provavelmente possuía protopenas pelo corpo e penas formadas nos antebraços. Diferenciando-se dos outros raptores, o Austroraptor tinha braços curtos, parecidos com os de um grande carnossauro. Há teorias de que fosse um animal de hábitos predatórios semelhantes aos dos espinossauros. Ele é semelhante ao Unenlagídeo Buitreraptor.
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Significado do nome: "lagarto terra"
Tamanho: aprox. 10 metros de comprimento
Peso: 3 toneladas
Alimentação: Carne
Grupo: Terópoda
Família: Carcharodontosauridae
Local: Argentina
Período: Cretáceo
Descoberta: Foi descoberto em 2006
Espécies: Mapusaurus roseae

O Mapusaurus foi nomeado em 2006, mas seus fósseis foram desenterrados em 1997. Ele é muito semelhante ao maior carnívoro já descoberto, o Giganotosaurus. Seus antebraços eram robustos, terminavam em mãos com três dedos. Estima-se que essa espécie podia crescer ainda mais, chegando a 11 ou 12 metros.
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Significado do nome: "lagarto de Herrera"
Tamanho: 5 metros de comprimento
Peso: Aprox. 250 quilos
Alimentação: Carne
Grupo: Terópoda
Família: Herrerasauridae
Local: Argentina
Período: Triássico (231 milhões de anos)
Descoberta: Foi descoberto em 1963
Espécies: Herrerasaurus ischigualastensis
Sinônimos: Ischisaurus cattoi
Frenguellisaurus ischigualastensis


O Herrerasaurus era robusto, era armado de dentes afiados e grandes, principalmente na parte superior da boca. Não se tem muitas informações sobre seus braços, por ser um animal primitivo, acredita-se que possuía mais de três dedos nas mãos. Provavelmente caçavam sozinhos ou em duplas, um adulto podia atingir aos 6 metros de comprimento. Os menores especimes tinham um crânio de 30 cm de comprimento.
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white african lion, zoo bratislava
more [link]
thanks for faves :)
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this is for :iconnebhepetre: because she loves birds so much :hug:
european robin, czech republic

more birds
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I really like this hairy cows :)

highland coo, wildpark ernstbrunn, austria

more domesticated animals
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Giant wild cattles of the middle Pleistocene Western Europe

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You are now in the riverine open woodland, a scene from the middle Pleistocene western Europe, right in the period of relatively warm interglacial.
This was the era in which three of four largest bovid species ever appeared on the grand continent of Eurasia; namely (from front to back) the Aurochs(Bos primigenius) , the Steppe bison(Bison priscus), and the European water buffalo a.k.a. Murr buffalo(Bubalus murrensis), co-existed.
The other one of the great four is the modern giant Gaur of southern Asia.

The Steppe bison is considered to have preferred the steppe environment and congregated into herds(as oppossed to today's forest dwelling European wisents) while the Aurochs might have been confined to more densely grown grasslands and open woodlands. The Murr buffalo was related phylogenetically to today's Asiatic water buffalo and probably had a similar lifestyle associated with rivers and marshes.
All three however, sometimes appeared not only at the same period but same region and encounters just like depicted in this picture, might not have been so rare.

These ancient wild bovids attained gigantic dimensions in the D-Holsteinian interglacial, each standing around 1.8-1.9 meters high at the withers and must have weighed over 1.5 tons. Male Aurochs is thought to have possessed light/deep ochre line running along the spine. The size of horns of the Steppe bison varied greatly depending on the period and places but were generally longer and wider, in some cases a great deal more so, than those seen in modern bison/wisents. The Murr buffalo had relatively shorter, definitively more robust cranial appendages than in modern Asiatic cousins, judging from scattered fossils.

This scene is like the ultimate muscle olympia of the animal kingdom.

~Jagroar

colored pencils/pastels


This image belongs to the newest paleontology/morphology and paleo-art information site: EoFauna
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(Please see the larger image. The smaller version appears to be much paler in tones on the display page. I don't know why this happens...)

The Prehistoric Safari : The Pleistocene southern South America
(~Patagonia)
 
Right after the seismic biogeographical event known as the Great American Interchange, South America which had previously been 'the closed continent' quickly became one of most megafauna abundant continents in the world at the time of the Pleistocene.

The rich and charismatic fauna was composed of both immigrants from the north(and the old world) and the continent's own endemic species such as ones you're now witnessing here.

From front to back:

(small to mid size terror bird species of either Phorusrhacinae, Patagornithinae or Mesembriornithinae)

 
(Arctotherium angustidens, the largest bear in history)

 
(Megatherium americanum)

 
(Glyptodon clavipes)

 
(Notiomastodon platensis, formerly known as Stegomastodon sp.)

 
(Panthera onca, the Pleistocene jaguar)


(Toxodon platensis)

 

[Notes on updated info]

●About Notiomastodon
At annual 'International Conference on Mammoth and their relatives' held on May 2014, comprehensive taxonomical revision on South American Gomphotherids was made and this rather unfamiliar genus name 'Notiomastodon' has now become the only valid one for one of two SA gomphotherids, replacing much used synonyms such as Stegomastodon.

Notiomastodon platensis and Cuvieronius hyodon were only valid proboscidea in the entire continent(according to them) and the two were very close morphologically as well as phylogenetically, except for the size, molar and tusk shapes.

The larger Notiomastodon platensis was notably shorter at the shoulders than in extant bull African elephants but had more robust bone structures and the longer torso and probably weighed just as heavy or slightly less on average(Cuvieronius hyodon was much smaller but with longer tusks). The giant ground sloth(Megatherium americanum) is often quoted as being the largest of the Pleistocene SA megafauna but the rightful title most probably belong to this powerful gomphotherid, instead.

●About the Terror Bird
There's this relatively small terror bird running towards you and you may think it's weird to find a phorusrhacid within the mid to late Pleistocene faunal assembly of South America. Well in 2009, a right tarsometatarsus bone of phorusrhacid bird was excavated from late Pleistocene sediments in Uruguay(southern South America).

The discovery of the youngest terror bird fossil rewrites the widely held notion that all phorusrhacid lineages were completely wiped out by the time of Pliocene-Pleistocene boundary, largely due to the Great American Interchange.
The bone belongs to a much smaller species than typical Miocene and Pliocene terror birds but it possesses shared similarities with that of North American Titanis walleri and its relationship with Psilopterinae, the smallest and morphologically the most distant group of Phorusrhacidae is precluded.


Illustration and text by ⓒJagroar

Morphological supervision on Notiomastodon platensis by Asier Larramendi (EoFauna)
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Mammuthus trogontherii vs Elephas(Palaeoloxodon) antiquus

I'll soon color this drawing but before that, I'd like you experts here to give me morphological advises or remarks upon it.
Thank you in advance!


The steppe mammoth(Mammuthus trogontherii) and the straight tusked elephant(Elephas / Palaeoloxodon antiquus) bulls are measuring each other's strengths and about to crash in one of their rare encounters somewhere in central Europe.

According to Dr. Adrian Lister(2007), the straight tusked elephant generally lived in warmer, more forested areas than the steppe-living mammoth, but the two sometimes did coincide and co-exist in where there was both grassland and forest(may be somewhere in southern Germany), and if so, I think they might have possibly encountered in rare occasions.

Both M.trogontherii and E.antiquus are within the family of genuine Elephantidae and are placed by Dr. Per Christiansen's notable study(2003) for estimating body weights of paleo-proboscideans, as two of the largest 'pure elephants' to have ever walked the earth, rivaled only by the largest Deinotherium.

The crash of house-like bull tuskers each weighing over 10 tons must've been an incredibly spectacular sight.

~Jagroar
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