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Leviathan by Ranarh Leviathan by Ranarh
I would have named it "fish and ships", but the only fish big enough to be seen would be whales, and they're not fish. Sigh. Always something.
Speaking of mix-ups, this is the infamous leviathan, leviathanus bengalensis poloii, the kind that lives off the east coast of India. The so-called "leviathan" in the Red Sea that inspired ancient peoples to creatures like Skylla, the monster Odysseus met, is a different species altogether.

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:iconjokerz-1824:
Jokerz-1824 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014
Hello, beasty.
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Ranarh Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014
Hi there :wave:
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knightr33 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
I wonder what the world would do if this thing was real :P

Impressive work btw :la:
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Ranarh Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
Build dreadnaught ships to guard trading routes? Employ orbital defense stations? Poison the waters? Most likely, the fishing industry will complain until we create seamonsters of our own, give them the unsuspicious code name "Scylla", let them loose on the things, and be surprised when they start multiplying uncontrollably, eating more ships than the original leviathans.
Thanks!
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knightr33 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
logic at its finest :la:
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Andared Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
This deviation has been featured at :iconswordsandsorcery: in honor of reaching 400 members.
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Ranarh Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
Congratulations for the 400! :clap:

And thanks for the feature :thanks:
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Andared Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
Thank you.
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XelfrepuslaX Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Really awesome :D, reminds me of Leviathan from Dead Space :D.[link]
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Ranarh Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
A bit, yes.
Thanks!
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XelfrepuslaX Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
You're welcome! :)
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Not-a-Great-Artist Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Student Writer
The details on that ship are so incredible! I love that you can see all the way down into the mouth of the beast, and the way the movement causes the image to lose focus towards the edges of the scene.
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Ranarh Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
Thanks a lot!
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DameOdessaStock Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
Breathtaking and epic!
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Ranarh Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
Thanks a lot!
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Icedragon300 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
That looks very cool. :)
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Ranarh Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
Thanks a lot!
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miss-hena Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
Cool!
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Ranarh Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
Dankesehr!
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Ultimaodin Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Student Artist
Looks very cool. (Although I swear that is a Kraken, not a leviathan.)
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Ranarh Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
Well, you obviously did not make your phd in zoomorphology, as I have. So let me point out that kraken, octopus rotatiensis have a beak and only eight arms, and normally live in the Atlantic (except for the rare species octopa multibrare cookii on Australia's south coast, of which only female specimen have been observed). Leviathans, leviathanus embarco, on the other hand, prefer tropical waters and have multiple teeth rows as well as a number of arms between seven and ninety-nine. They are also winners of the climate change; it has been suggested that they took residence in the tropics because of the many ships in ancient times, and modern times have only increased the ship traffic.
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Ultimaodin Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Student Artist
Ah, see I am so used to seeing the octopa multibrare cookii at my local beach, so I can see where I may have made the misguided assumption. My apologies.
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Ranarh Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
;) :thumbsup:
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Ojanassassin Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
This is very awesome
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Ranarh Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
Thanks a lot!
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Ojanassassin Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Your welcom
Take a look at my gallery if you like
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