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The Biggest Shark by deskridge The Biggest Shark by deskridge
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"The Biggest Shark"

Out of the murky waters emerge menacing forms.  Two massive sharks prowl though beds of seaweed in prehistoric ocean shallows.  A little red crab, too small for the great predators to take notice of looks up from the sandy sea floor.  

Continuing my series of aquatic themed paleoart, I decided to depict the biggest shark of all time: Megalodon.  This was a shark four times the size of the modern Great White.  If these creatures were around today and one came upon you scuba diving, it could swallow you in a single bite.

A disclaimer about my paleoart:

When it comes to paleoart, the images I create favor 'art' more than 'paleo'. While I try my best to depict animals as accurately as possible I'm make no claim that they 100% scientifically accurate. The same goes for the environment I depict them in. I am primarily interested in creating aesthetically pleasing images and paintings. Scientific accuracy comes second behind artistic expression.

Note: the creation of this image involved the use of purchased products

Tools used: Poser, Vue, GIMP, Photomatix

Thanks for looking!
Daniel Eskridge    

P.S.

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Dinofuzz Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Megalodon in shallow waters surrounded by kelp and a tiny crab on the ground?- no better way to make this image even more awesome, after it reached the maximum level of awesomeness! :la:

This feels like diving in the Pliocene and watching Carcharocles megalodon for myself! Great! :D
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deskridge Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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TomasBj Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014   Digital Artist
Spectacular!
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waltb2b Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014
They have seemed to have found significant evidence the Megaladon is still alive.  See Shark Week, years 2013 and 2014.  
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Dinofuzz Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Shark week is faaaaaaaaake. ;)
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waltb2b Featured By Owner 6 days ago
In the 2013 segment, i believe, is a photograph from German Archives of a U-Boat, full length, at sea.  Behind it they discovered a dorsal fin and a tail fin in the water.  Its owner is almost as long as the sub.  Look at the photo and track down the original since it appears you are already in Germany.  Auf Widersein (sp?)
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waltb2b Featured By Owner 6 days ago
I don't have the same evidence you do but I doubt the longest running program on tv would lend itself to being exposed as a fake.  from my diving experience with sharks, what I have seen matches my own experience --- although not the Megaladon as I appear to be here to talk about it (grin).
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PrimevalRaptor Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Those "documentaries" are fake.
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Bad-Dragon Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I am a nice shark, not a mindless eating machine. If I am to change this image, I must first change myself.

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deskridge Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014   Digital Artist
:D
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