raxxhaxx:

So the other day I read up on ways that Dromaeosaurs use to kill their prey, and apparently there’s a theory that they killed prey much like our modern birds of prey would

And it got me thinking

What if there was a piece of media centering around people training Dromaeosaurs like they train raptors for falconry?

Falconry with Dromaeosaurs

Feathery dinos trained to hunt down quarry which helps keep pest numbers down (or perhaps in the case of a Microraptor, gliding after a target)

This needs to be a thing.

swirlix:

hey everyone! as this little blue dinosaur says, i’m in need of some help!
i was accepted into a video game design program at college, and i very, very much want to attend. however, some last minute developments mean that unless i can get 5000 dollars within a week, and 10000 more dollars by september, i won’t be able to this year.
this would have been a big move for my mental health. i’m mentally ill and my living situation is detrimental for me, but i won’t be able to leave until i go to school.
it looks like i’ll have to stay here for another year, find a new job, and save as much as i can. i need to save up at least 15000 dollars for school next year, while also paying for living expenses for the year. i’m going to need some help with this, especially while i’m unemployed.
so… i’ve set up a fundraising page!
any donations at all would help so, soooo much. i can’t do regular commissions at this time, but i can still offer some art to any kind donors.
i’d appreciate any help at all, whether it’s a few dollars or just spreading the word! thank you sooo much for reading!

swirlix:

hey everyone! as this little blue dinosaur says, i’m in need of some help!

i was accepted into a video game design program at college, and i very, very much want to attend. however, some last minute developments mean that unless i can get 5000 dollars within a week, and 10000 more dollars by september, i won’t be able to this year.

this would have been a big move for my mental health. i’m mentally ill and my living situation is detrimental for me, but i won’t be able to leave until i go to school.

it looks like i’ll have to stay here for another year, find a new job, and save as much as i can. i need to save up at least 15000 dollars for school next year, while also paying for living expenses for the year. i’m going to need some help with this, especially while i’m unemployed.

so… i’ve set up a fundraising page!

any donations at all would help so, soooo much. i can’t do regular commissions at this time, but i can still offer some art to any kind donors.

i’d appreciate any help at all, whether it’s a few dollars or just spreading the word! thank you sooo much for reading!

libutron:

Pompadour cotinga (male)
As in many birds species, this male of Pompadour cotinga, Xipholena punicea (Passeriformes - Cotingidae), is more showy than the female. While males are shining crimson with white, females are duller, brown-grey. 
And while the females care alone for the eggs and young, the handsome males will mate with several females…. such is the nature.
This species occurs in South America (Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname and Venezuela).
References: [1] - [2]
Photo credit: ©Anselmo d’Affonseca
Locality: Near Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil

libutron:

Pompadour cotinga (male)

As in many birds species, this male of Pompadour cotinga, Xipholena punicea (Passeriformes - Cotingidae), is more showy than the female. While males are shining crimson with white, females are duller, brown-grey. 

And while the females care alone for the eggs and young, the handsome males will mate with several females…. such is the nature.

This species occurs in South America (Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname and Venezuela).

References: [1] - [2]

Photo credit: ©Anselmo d’Affonseca

Locality: Near Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil

tragopan:

I coloured in a sketch and added a background.
Species depicted:
Sinovenator changii
Confucuisornis sanctus
Ginkgoites sibricus

tragopan:

I coloured in a sketch and added a background.

Species depicted:

Sinovenator changii

Confucuisornis sanctus

Ginkgoites sibricus

the-forlorned-moa:

In the spirit of Jurassic World coming out in less than a year, I decided to create the Velociraptor from the novel, Jurassic Park by Michael Chrichton. Going to color them soon.

I’m pretty proud of this peice, personally.