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The Watcher In The Woods by astra888 The Watcher In The Woods by astra888
The Watcher In The Woods

This is a Shoebill bird, looks like a dinosaur bird, and is listed with a Conservation Status as "Near Threatened", which means it could be changed to "Endangered" in the near future.
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:iconlyrak:
Lyrak Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
By the look on its face, it wants to teach us the meaning of "threatened". o.o
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:iconholly-mellor:
Holly-Mellor Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This is hilarious, peeking over that bush like that. The little creeper!
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Patrikia-Bear Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
For some weird reason they always look like they're trying to sneakily seduce humans but they fail miserably. At least... in most cases... (pssssssssssst, I love Shoebills!) :3
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Holly-Mellor Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hahaha!
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:iconaliuh:
Aliuh Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011
Incredible capture!
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:iconlabcreation:
LabCreation Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is probably my favorite photo of a shoebill EVER.
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:iconastra888:
astra888 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Glad you like it :)
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:icontaka67:
Taka67 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011
He looks like Cthulhu.
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sara-nmt Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow! really creepy :D
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:iconerozja:
Erozja Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011
Hi! :wave:

Your beautiful work has been featured in my journal here: [link] :heart:

Greetings! :aww:
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:icontinacaper:
TinaCaper Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow cool, it's like Jurassic Birds. He's hunting you!
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:iconastra888:
astra888 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks, the bird does look primeval
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TinaCaper Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
YA! The Eyes are intense
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emmaalvarez Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011
Wonderful! :love:
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:iconastra888:
astra888 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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emmaalvarez Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011
:)
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ShoebillDotCom Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011
Wow
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:iconteaphotography:
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Professional General Artist
This truly is a remarkable photo! Excellent work! :w00t:
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dragonfly-in-the-sea Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010
Thanks for submitting this to our group! It has been featured and will be displayed on our front page until the next feature in about 2 weeks.

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:iconastra888:
astra888 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks, appreciate it !
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:iconjayshree:
jayshree Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi, just wanted you to know I featured your wonderful deviation here. [link]
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funygirl38 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
One of the eeriest birds i've ever seen, it reminds me much of a dinosaur too...I can see where the anthropologists got that idea...a scary well done pic...feel like i'm being stalked..
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:icontexanjedi:
TexanJedi Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Student Photographer
:noes: DE BIRD ISH STARING INTO MY SOUL! PUT SOME SHADES ON IT!:noes:
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:iconyoukokanna:
Youkokanna Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
who in the world would want to kill something as evil looking as that?
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:icondogansoysal:
dogansoysal Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010
this is an amazing shots. this bird ranks #2 on my target species list. I was in Rwanda & Uganda in May but couldn't see one.
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:iconmeg1983:
meg1983 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010   Interface Designer
awesome
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:iconibanezrobb:
ibanezrobb Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010
Kind of looks like Cthulhu, I love it!
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:iconjayshree:
jayshree Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
What a perfect find. That bird looks rather scary. Well done.
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:iconpetrova:
petrova Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010  Hobbyist
Really cool, love the eyes and
overall expression.
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:iconsebastopolgoose:
sebastopolgoose Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010
Nice! These birds always look so dour... What lens did you use?
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:iconastra888:
astra888 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
A Zeiss C/Y 135mm f/2.8 shot wide open
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:iconsebastopolgoose:
sebastopolgoose Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010
Brilliant!
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:iconmrwitchblade:
MrWitchblade Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010
Great picture, and a great way to let people know about endangered animals.

Do you have a side shot?
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:iconastra888:
astra888 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks, I do have a side shot, will post later ...
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:icondove-51:
dove-51 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
This is priceless. :clap:
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:iconsandpiper764:
sandpiper764 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010
Great capture ! :clap:
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:iconphoton-graph:
Photon-graph Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah these are very pre-historic looking aren't they. Fantastic shot ! great detail in the detail in the eyes
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sandor99 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Ohhh,help me.
He looks evil.
Great shot ,i love it.

Greetings from

Sandor

Look @ my page [link]
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:iconmaulwurf:
maulwurf Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
he looks a little bit angry ;O
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:icontablelander:
tablelander Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
some kinda bird
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:icongibbertyflibbet:
Gibbertyflibbet Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
He looks like he might be planning something bad! This is a really great shot, I love the focus.
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BlueSolitaire Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I was gonna say "Shoe-bill". The last time I saw a pic of one was in an animal encyclopedia when I was TWELVE. And the bill REALLY looked like a shoe....like a wooden "Dutch" clog. ^^ Makes you wonder what's he thinking behind that penetrating stare.... :omg:
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:iconjahsi:
jahsi Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
very good shot! this could be a movie poster! :D
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SharonLeggDigitalArt Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I have never seen a bird like this before.
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Haru01 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010  Professional Writer
hey that's a shoebill!
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:iconburi65:
Buri65 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010
Scary face! :thumbsup:
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:iconindelibly-yours:
Indelibly-Yours Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010   General Artist
Lovely
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:iconzenrei-7:
Zenrei-7 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010
Scary!!! :D :P
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:iconastra888:
astra888 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :). This is actually a Shoebill bird, which does look primeval ...
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jameseubell Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010   Photographer
very cool
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