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slap-jaw by V4m2c4 slap-jaw by V4m2c4
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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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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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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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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