Graceful design on the Griffin (thinking of it, the Simurgh is essentially a Persian Griffin) with a dignified expression and fine lead. The man has a slightly wary expression on his face (which might be appropriate around a horse-sized predatory creature, I guess) and his costuming is refined. The palace room is elegant.
That is indeed a gorgeous griffin, it's no wonder he won He must be well trained also since I'm sure that wee little halter would never hold him otherwise! I like the flower on the chest harness.