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Sky Whale by flyingdebris Sky Whale by flyingdebris
A class assignment where we had to over the course of a few weeks develop a creature. I developed a sort of sky whale looking thingy. It floats about by metabolzing hydrogen from its food into airsacks on its back, its propulsion comes from moving its fins and tail. They communicate through a mixture of noise and bioluminescence. They are omnivorous and will adjust their bouyancy to bite off large chunks off mountainsides where they smell anything organic. They can digest rocks, but prefer the taste and nutrition of organic matter. Prior to coming by for a meal, a skywhale will regurgitate a portion of its previous meal over its new meal as well as certain powerful enzymes. As the regurgitated matter is very acidic, and it takes a while for the sky whale to orient itself for its meal anyway, the end result is that a lot of the matter is broken down and much of the rocks are softened, making the meal easier to consume.

For a sense of scale, there's a 18wheeler fuel truck being regurgitated somewhere in the black rain.
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CyrodilicPenguin Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
oh man.... that thing is BIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIG.
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Dinofuzz Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great design!
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ZarCoolbro Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Wow! This is really cool!
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NODOGAN Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
AWESOME (and kidda glad is fiction atm) ARTWORK!! XD
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Bookwormgrace Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
Amazing!!! I would love to say more but I can't!!! I bet you got a great score for this!!
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Dragkey01 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
damn......and sounds like it exists too very nice man
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zkoftherebellion Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011
,AM THE HARPOONS
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DornAlien123 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011
scary !
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Kate-Ricochet-1779 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
WHOA its A SKY WHALE :heart:
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JackOfMany Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011
great creature dude, and awesome art
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