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The slap-jaw is a semi-aquatic insectivore. Prior to the dry season the slap-jaw engorges itself on the swarms of mating vitruvius kites. To hunt it extends it's top jaw almost a full 180 degrees, unfolding their highly sticky tongues into the air and capture their prey.
Their tongues are also used as a communication and display tool amongst one another

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IJoinedCozIcan Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
He's Cletus the slap-jawed Yokel?
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Helixdude Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You've just earned another favourite for your creativity!
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platypus12 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014
This is simply amazing. I really love the alien anatomies on the creatures you make; you're absolutely amazing with the xenophysiology! Really, awesome work with your aliens! :clap:
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Khialat Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014
Awesome!! VERY like Wayne Barlowe's Work (I know you've heard it before, but... :blush:)
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Kaijukid23 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013
it seems so happy! Imagine a Disney-ish music played while it doing this
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manaista Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
One sweet concept!! The anatomy looks great too! :D
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Tarturus Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Interesting concept.
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space-commander Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Not sure which I like more: the slap-jaw or the vitruviuses. Both are way cool!
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:iconv4m2c4:
V4m2c4 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
you can split your like 50/50 so neither one feels left out ;)
but on a serious note, thanks, i'm glad you like them
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electreel Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
Delightfully barlowesque :D No, seriously, I love these concepts! :)
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:iconv4m2c4:
V4m2c4 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
thanks i'm really glad you like them!! I get that a lot, that my work reminds people of wayne barlowe's, maybe we use the same references..or share a brain ;)
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Tapejara Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love it!
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:iconv4m2c4:
V4m2c4 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012
thanks Tapejara!!
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AppleAtti Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Professional
HEYO bigger on your tumblr XD
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V4m2c4 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012
thank you! glad you had a little adventure to my tumblr page. I have a bad habit of uploading things to DA smaller than I should...OOPSE! but glad you like it.
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AppleAtti Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Professional
Man, I wish this image were bigger, but this is still so awesome!
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Mechatherium Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful job! I wanted to keep it but I hit "Remove From Messages" instead of "Add to Favorites!"
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:iconv4m2c4:
V4m2c4 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012
thanks! oh I hear you, I've done that so many times and then can't find them anymore, so annoying.
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makutakrika Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
I was listening to Florence + The Machine's Breath of Life when I saw this and I could imagine it running through the water, spray kicking up from the water as it waved the tongues about :3
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V4m2c4 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
Hahaha!! I could totally picture that in all its epic-ness! Hey Industrial light & magic get on that and make it happen!
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KlaxonLithology Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Reminds me of that Alien Planet TV special, the one that used art from Wayne Barlowe.
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V4m2c4 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
I get that a lot, my work reminding people of Mr. Barlowe's designs. I take it as a huge complement, because I don't think my work is nearly as good as his.
but yes I can see where you are drawing the similarity.
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KlaxonLithology Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Well, it's good work regardless. It's interesting to see when people come up with genuinely creative 'alien animals'.
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:iconv4m2c4:
V4m2c4 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
thanks, I appreciate that!
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Bio92 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
This looks amazing.
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:iconv4m2c4:
V4m2c4 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
thank you!!
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ilTassista Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
gorgeous and fascinating! great job!
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:iconv4m2c4:
V4m2c4 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
thanks!! glad you like!!
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flaketom Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
Absolutely gorgeous! Such an amzing idea. THe insects look great as well!
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:iconv4m2c4:
V4m2c4 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
thank you!
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Onironus Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
Nice! I really like the design of the "insects" as well as the feeding apparatus. Very imaginative. Awesome!
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:iconv4m2c4:
V4m2c4 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
thanks!
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LindseyWArt Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
And once again this is an instant favorite. :+favlove:
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:iconv4m2c4:
V4m2c4 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
thanks TwoDD!!
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LindseyWArt Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You are quite welcome!
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DeinonychusEmpire Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very imaginative idea!
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:iconv4m2c4:
V4m2c4 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
thanks!
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whalewithlegs Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Student General Artist
Aw, brilliant idea! A truly worthy take on something like a filter-feeder!
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V4m2c4 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
wow glad you think so! (love the clapping haha)
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palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wonderful! =)
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V4m2c4 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
thanks!
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palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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