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Spectral Saenggul (GIF) by V4m2c4 Spectral Saenggul (GIF) by V4m2c4
The Spectral Saenggul

a flamboyant creature at first glance, males exhibit a secret vibrant array of colorful pulsations only visible to female’s. To be less apparent to predators the male’s true mating colors are displayed in ultraviolet color. They inhabit mangrove swamps. Their modified gills allow for a semi terrestrial life.

Though not particularly agile aerialists males fly backwards, with the aid of their inflatable gas pouch, from tree branch to tree branch flicking their modified feeding quills

(this would have been up way sooner but my photoshop wasn't working with me not to mention I had to learn how to make a GIF to begin with. you can see the NON gif version in my scrapbook!)
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Soulslayer317 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
this looks awesome!
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Synaesthetic1 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Nautilus meets peacock? Throw in a little bit of anglerfish for good measure...
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V4m2c4 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
a blender's concoction for sure.
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tonystardreamer Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the ultraviolet color idea, it's so...

...original, and cool.
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V4m2c4 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
thanks!! I'd like to think its original. :)
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tonystardreamer Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well I've never seen it anywhere before if that makes you feel better. :)
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manaista Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It really dose look a creature that could exist on another planet somewhere. :D
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V4m2c4 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
thank you! I didn't go too far out with this one, something i've been accused of in the past, more a "simple" concept.
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manaista Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well it came out great and it looks complex in a good way :D
It's always great to follow the K.I.S.S. rule
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Exobio Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What an awesome idea!! I love planets with ultraviolet light, lots of room for speculative displays like this!
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