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Hatchling by EranFolio Hatchling by EranFolio
Dragons evolved from tree-dwelling gliders similar to Pterosaurs, and mostly lived on insects and small rodents until the late Triassic. Climate changes as the continents began to drift eventually drove them out of the trees, and into the water, where their diet shifted to fish. For approximately five million years they adapted to life much like modern water-fowl, burying their eggs in the mud and ambushing their prey from above. Later, as their wings became increasingly used more for swimming than flight, they would become giant water-dwelling behemoths capable of holding their breaths for an hour at a time, only leaving the water once every five years to lay eggs on the same mud-banks they were hatched.
Today, all that remains are their bones, and the rare sighting of a mysterious long-necked reptile rising from the depths, breaking the water's surface to breathe.

EDIT: Thank you for the DD, everyone!
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Hatchling by *EranFolio ( Suggested by nikkidoodlesx3 and Featured by vowbreaker )
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Ladymedusa218 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i am in love with this piece. BRAVO SIR!
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Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014
Nice
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siggihar Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014
yay, a clutch
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SamBuggy Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so awesome! Nod 
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kyuuley Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing. I loved how you were able to use different elements and made it seem real.
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kagamyn Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
dear!!!:) (Smile) 
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JuanCharles Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
wooo! nice work!!!!!
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FantasyWench Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:wow: Amazing! Congrats!
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UnkleUntier Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
I really like how you blended elements from the crocs, iguanas and pterosaurs in its anatomy. Good show. The coloring on the wing membranes is also great.
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TenkoSama9 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
Wow what a cute newborn dragon. Love this so awesome. The eye color is striking, the smoke from it's mouth is excellent, and to me I love the addition of the slime, especially around the mouth. It make it look like it is actually taking it's first breath of life.
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