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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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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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Epoca de cría en una colonia de pinguinos prehistoricos, y la tranquilidad se convierte en tensión cuando una pareja de Spheniscus megaramphus patrullan la zona en busca de polluelos desprotegidos e individuos heridos o enfermos...
Spheniscus megaramphus probablemente era tan grande como el pinguino emperador actual, pero tenia una cabeza mucho mas grande y un pico con una punta curva y afilada como el de una fragata o un petrel (aves famosas por sus costumbres rapaces).
Nadie sabe exactamente para que usaban estos temibles picos pero es de suponerse que pudieran verselas con presas mayores que sus parientes mas modestos.
Gracias a :icongigantala: por presentarme a este curioso pinguino.
PD- Ya sé que las franjas en el pecho de los pinguinos asesinos salieron diferentes. ¿Variacion individual o dimorfismo sexual? Escojan uno. (El que yo estuviese medio dormido mientras dibujaba esto y se me pasara ese detalle por completo no cuenta. Me voy a la cama...)

Breeding season in a prehistoric penguin colony, but the peace becomes tension when a couple of Spheniscus megaramphus roams in search for unprotected chicks, and any wounded or sick adults.
Spheniscus megaramphus may have been as large as the Emperor penguin but it had a much larger head and a sharp, curved beak like that of a petrel or a frigatebird (sea birds known for their rapacious habits).
No one knows what they used these beaks for, but it seems obvious that they were dealing with larger prey than their more modest relatives.
Thanks to :icongigantala: for letting me know about this bizarre penguin.
PS- I know the stripe design in the killer penguin's chests are different. Individual variation or sexual dimorphism? Pick one. (Me being half asleep when I drew this and totally not noticing is not an option. I'm off to bed now)
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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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Significado do nome: "dente que machuca"
Tamanho: Aprox. 2 metros de comprimento
Peso: Aprox. 30 quilos
Alimentação: Carne
Grupo: Terópoda
Família: Troodontidae
Local: Estados Unidos
Período: Cretáceo (73 - 65 milhões de anos)
Descoberta: Foi descoberto em 1856
Espécies: Troodon formosus, T. inequalis (?), T. asiamericanus (?)
Sinônimos: Polyodontosaurus
Stenonychosaurus


Uma das grandes características desse animal eram seus globos oculares enormes, o que indica que tinha olhos grandes, resultando em uma excelente visão noturna. Por ser um dinossauro da família dos raptores, provavelmente tinha penas pelo corpo, para se manter aquecido. Foi um dos animais mais inteligentes da Era dos Dinossauros e foi um dos últimos a desaparecer.
Ele tinha garras-foice nas patas traseiras, característica clássica dos raptores; mas estas eram pequenas e menos curvas. Ainda assim, mortais.
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Significado do nome: "ladrão veloz"
Tamanho: 1,60 metros de comprimento e 80 cm de altura.
Peso: Aprox. 15 quilos
Alimentação: Carne
Grupo: Terópoda
Família: Dromaeosauridae
Local: China
Período: Cretáceo (75 milhões de anos)
Descoberta: Foi descoberto em 1924
Espécies: Velociraptor mongoliensis, V.osmolskae

Garras em formato de foice nas patas traseiras, pernas longas, dentes curvos e cérebro grande, fazem do Velociraptor um notável predador do período Cretáceo. Um dos mais famosos fósseis já descobertos pertence a um Velociraptor agarrado a um Protoceratops. Eram animais velozes, acredita-se que podiam atingir a 90 quilômetros por hora em longas distâncias, contavam com a ajuda de suas pernas compridas (parecidas com as dos avestruzes) e também com sua cauda comprida e rígida, que servia como contra-peso. Recentemente os paleontólogos descobriram que provavelmente eram animais emplumados, com penas mais sofisticadas nos antebraços. Mas é uma teoria ainda não confirmada, diferentemente do famoso "dinossauro-pássaro": Archaeopteryx "asa antiga".
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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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Tawny Owl Spancer - Wildpark Lüneburger Heide
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Wildpark Lüneburger Heide / Hanstedt Nindorf
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Taken at Wildpark Lüneburger Heide / Hanstedt Nindorf
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Somewhere in Prague
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white african lion, zoo bratislava
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thanks for faves :)
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I really like this hairy cows :)

highland coo, wildpark ernstbrunn, austria

more domesticated animals
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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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Enno Lerian in my direction.
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Model : :icontoyib:
Property : :iconkomo:

And we rawk together.. so fvck you very much...
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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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new dinosaur zoo piece.
the velociraptor enclosure where one is checking the other out.
i use no reference in any of my work, just literally whats at the top of my head.
i wanted to incorporate the more bird like appearance for the dinosaur, and tried to give it bird like behaviours lol
not as ig and scary as the Jurassic Park bad boys :L
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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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another zoo dinosaur piece for my final project.
the Pterosaur aviary where it is currently shut because it is mating season for the dsungaripterus and the males are extremely territorial and aggressive.
more work of this type in my folder.
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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: Ornithosuchus longidens
Codename: "Slasher"
Lneght: 4 metres
Agressiveness: 88% very aggressive
Dangerousness: 92% VeryDangerous

Ornithosuchus is an early cloned animal. It was cloned almost by accident, recovering the dna from an amber which was initially thought to come from coelophysis which was searched at that time. Ornithosuchus is an archosaurian and a quite dangerous one. It is able to run on its hindlegs and over short bursts is well able to catch a human. Its bite force is very powerful and it can easily break bones with its jaws. The big slashing teeth gave it its codename "slasher" Ornithosuchuswas set to be included in the first park but only 1 animal was present when the 1993 incident happened. Ornithosuchus is a solitary living animal and it defends its terrritory with all its force. The animal is closely related to crocs but behaves more like a theropod. Ingen files show that this animal is anambush hunter. Its interesting that this animal absolutely hates beeing put into cages, and it has reportedly broke free of its restrain gear. When fed the animal can get quite calm but the keeper reports that even despite this they never came too close to the animal to kkep a safe distance. The colouration of ornithosuchus is exceptionally colourful, both sexes are blue with black stripes. On Isla Sorna these animals are very rare but on Isla Nublar a more abundant population can be found. This is strange as reportedly only one was broughtot Nublar. It could be that the files were swapt and tat only one was left on Sorna which would explain why they are so seldom seen on site B. On Isla Nublar they usually live in the jungle areas which is a bit strange as it was thought that they would prefer the savanaah and open areas of the island. But invesigagtions show that these animals hunt in the darker jungle areas and rarely come into open areas. Recent research has shown that the animals do well and they are very successful hunter, preying on small dinosaurs mainly. Ornithosuchus sexes are very similar, both are about of the same size, males can get slightly bigger. The colouration is also the same. The animal has brightly green eyes. The animals is reportedly bad tempered and especially whn hungry its very very aggressive. For the new park Onrithosuchus hasnt been included, why is notknown.
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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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