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Once Upon a Time in Crete by HodariNundu Once Upon a Time in Crete by HodariNundu
Ya, aqui esta otra vez :B Lo quité para hacerle unos pequeños cambios.
Aquila chrysaetos simurgh (un águila real gigante que vivio en Creta hasta el Holoceno) intenta atacar a una cria de Mammuthus creticus (supuestamente el mamut mas pequeño conocido), pero un adulto se interpone justo a tiempo. :>

Here, I took it down for a little makeover.
Aquila chrysaetos simurgh (a giant golden eagle that lived in Crete during the Pleistocene and early Holocene) attacks a Mammuthus creticus (smallest mammoth known) calf, but a protective adult stands in the way just in time. :>
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PerfectChaos22 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG it's real also where did you find the info about the longed necked hyena?
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:iconhodarinundu:
HodariNundu Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014   General Artist
Nowhere, I invented it
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:iconperfectchaos22:
PerfectChaos22 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so I assume the bird's fake as well
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:iconhodarinundu:
HodariNundu Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014   General Artist
No, the bird is real. You assume too much :B
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:iconperfectchaos22:
PerfectChaos22 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
well I have another eligible character, (I plan on making a game with prehistoric animals, not sure if I can actually do it though)
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Wynterhawke07 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Reminds me of the legend of the Roc from the story of Sinbad the Sailor.
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Homero13 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist
me podrias decir cual es la altura a los hombros de Mammuthus creticus y la envergadura de Aquila chrysaetos simurgh?
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Austroraptor Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roc_(myt… this description fits this image perfectly :D!
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spinobuddy98 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013
en esto se inspiraron para la leyenda del ave roc
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ucumari Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013
Muy bueno realmente muy bueno el dibujo es una mezcla perfecta de ciencia e imaginación te felicito
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BloodKirbyUnleashed Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Early Holocene huh? Imagine an early human sees that thing in the THUNDER STORM and then calls it the Thunder-Bird.... maybe that's where the whole thunder bird legend came from? lol i'm just speakin' my mind here :U
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HodariNundu Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013   General Artist
Doubt it, as the thunderbird comes from North America and this particular eagle lived in Crete only... but thunderbirds may be inspired by teratorns or Amplibuteo all the same :B
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joeabuy1000 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ironically (or not) the term Thunderbird was given to the Phorusrachids of South America by David MacDonald (probably due to Brontornis). It didn't exactly catch on. That being said, Amplibuteo seems the most likely candidate as the source of the Tjhunder Bird legend due to geography and description.

When mythical creatures turn out to be real. Sort of.
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dinobenten Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
this would be more like the mythical Roc
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acepredator Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
That would be Aepyornis
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Tarturus Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I find it quite interesting that there were various different types of dwarf elephant on various different islands throughout the world. ^^
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Krajax Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013
Team Big Bird: 1 Team Snuffleupagus: 0
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herofan135 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks amazing, the poses looks so real and I love the detail on the feathers!
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:iconhodarinundu:
HodariNundu Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013   General Artist
Thanks!
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palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome!
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Martiitram Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013
My country's national animal is the golden eagle.How nice would it be to have that as our national animal!
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HodariNundu Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013   General Artist
It is the national animal in my country too! :B
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Martiitram Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013
That's awesome man!  :excited:
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TheMorlock Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Student General Artist
Giant Golden Eagle! Awesome!
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Saurophagus Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I bet Argentavis would look even bigger compared to those tiny elephants...
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ToshirotheKnightWolf Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
time to Roc and Roll!!
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kargaroc586 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013
:D Giant birdssss <3

I'm guessing this guy was still much smaller than, say, an Argentavis or something.  You make him look so large though :D

How big is the mammoths?
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:iconhodarinundu:
HodariNundu Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013   General Artist
Those mammoths were about one meter tall at the shoulders, maybe a little bit more, but were still quite heavy- about 300 kgs.
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ElSqiubbonator Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014
Ah, then that makes the eagle about 9 feet across the wings. About the size of a very large Steller's sea eagle.
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Snakeman2013 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013   General Artist
And thus, the folklore about the elephant carrying eagle lives on in science
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manwith0name Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Wow, very well done!
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:iconhodarinundu:
HodariNundu Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013   General Artist
Thanks! :>
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PonchoFirewalker01 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013
The Roc!!!!!!
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MikeSpikester11 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013
How big was this Bird?
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:iconhodarinundu:
HodariNundu Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013   General Artist
Apparently much bigger than modern day golden eagles AND Pleistocene golden eagles from the mainland (which were already bigger than today's). But I don´t know exactly.
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:iconelsqiubbonator:
ElSqiubbonator Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013
So, maybe Haast's Eagle-sized?
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MikeSpikester11 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013
Cool.
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SirKaijuOfVaudeville Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So thats where the myths of the "roc" carrying the elephant away came from...interesting.
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tigerbreath13 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Inspired the myths of the roc
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