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'Heavy Claw'

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Published: April 6, 2009
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Baryonyx walkeri feasting on the carrion of Iguanodon bernissartensis, undisturbed by the crocodile, Goniopholis cressidens. Hungry adolescent in the background knows better to keep his distance.

For Christophe Hendrickx link
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tuomaskoivurinne Traditional Artist
Baryonyx. What?
grisador's avatar
İnteresting.

But Baryonx are not cannibal, are they aggressive ?
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tuomaskoivurinne Traditional Artist
Cannibal?
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I mean they do not eat one of their own species
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tuomaskoivurinne Traditional Artist
Yes, I know what a cannibal is. Please read the caption, Baryonyx is not eating another Baryonyx.
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I mean Why the Younger Baryonx keep his distance ?

The Bigger One is Territorial to smaller ones ?
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tuomaskoivurinne Traditional Artist
When it comes to predators, it's not like they are happy to share...
grisador's avatar
You are Right; especially the Bigger Ones 

But Vultures and Herons seem to be Sharing so why not their Cousins ? Size ?
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tuomaskoivurinne Traditional Artist
There's no way we can ever answer that. Big predators (especially solitary ones) avoid confrontation, as it consumes energy and might have fatal consequences.
And it's not like vultures are "sharing" the dead zebra buffet on the savannah in a social behavior sense. They just eat what they can, before they have to fight against other scavengers arriving at the scene.
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Aloodonguy67Student Artist
Great art!
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TheOneTrueSirCharlesHobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work!
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I bet either the grownup or the croc made the kill, but it matters not: Spinosaurs will go after land prey when need be, and when they do.. nothing gets in their way
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the baryonyx is bein one tough nut. His foot is pretty much is chomped off by the crocodile and he is like"problem?"
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tuomaskoivurinne Traditional Artist
Mmm... I see what you mean, but his leg is not being "chomped off". The meat in Goniopholis's jaws is from the carcass. Bary's leg is behind the head. I see that it looks a bit odd, thanks for pointing that out...
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o thanks for clearing it up got the wrong picture lolz thanks
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tuomaskoivurinne Traditional Artist
I think Bary would react somehow, if its leg would be chewed like that...
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DancingElkProfessional General Artist
") Very Nice!
Art-26's avatar
This picture is unique. Great details and the backgrounds fits the mood of the art so well.
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tuomaskoivurinne Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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saiyanhajimeProfessional Digital Artist
Nice work. I love Baryonyx.
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I love these details in this picture.
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The Goniopholis looks pretty damn unafraid! But then again, they have nothing to fear!
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