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The Giant by Bran-Artworks The Giant by Bran-Artworks
Mi 3ra entrada para el concurso de paleofauna peruana.

Técnica: Ilustración tradicional, lapicero sobre papel.


Atardece a las faldas de un acantilado donde algún día sera Cerro Colorado, Perú, numerosos catártidos ya han comenzado el festín sobre el colosal cuerpo de un viejo Livyatan melvillei, el cual ha sido arrastrado a la costa durante la marea alta después de una dura vida en las peligrosas aguas del Mioceno. Millones de años más tarde, lo único que prevalecería  ante el azote del tiempo y los elementos será el descomunal cráneo y dientes de uno de los depredadores marinos más grandes de la historia.



My 3th entry for the contest of paleofauna of Peru.

Technique: Traditional illustration, ballpoint pen over paper

Dusk at the foot of a cliff where someday will be Cerro Colorado, Peru, numerous vultures (cathartidae) are already feasting over the colossal body of an old Livyatan melvillei, which has been drifted to the coast by the tide, after a harsh life in the perilous waters of Miocene. Millions of years later, the only thing that would remain will be the giant skull and teeth of one the largest marine predators of history.


Referencias/References
  • Lambert O, Bianucci G, Post K et al (2010) The giant bite of a new
    raptorial sperm whale from theMiocene epoch of Peru. Nature 466:
    105–108.
  • M. Stucchi and S. D. Emslie. 2005. A new condor (Ciconiiformes, Vulturidae) from the late Miocene/early Pliocene Pisco Formation, Peru.     Condor  107  (1)    :107-113
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ElSqiubbonator Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2019
Judging from how big they are in scale with the whale, I wonder if those vultures might actually be Teratorns?
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Bran-Artworks Featured By Owner 17 hours ago  Professional General Artist
Actually these were inspired by the condor Perugyps.
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acepredator Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015
RIP
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Paleo-reptiles Featured By Owner May 6, 2015
Sad!
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Hoatziraptor Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015
Este dibujaso es de lo que más me ha gustado, loco ballena
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Bran-Artworks Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Professional General Artist
Gracias pio, pues quiza este es el Livyatan con el que mas a gusto estoy de los que he dibujado.
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ucumari Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014
muy buena imagen buena representacíon de un escenario posible me gusta mucho
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Bran-Artworks Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Professional General Artist
Muchas gracias :)
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