The thorny dragon or thorny devil (Moloch horridus) is an Australian lizard, also known as the mountain devil, the thorny lizard, or the moloch. This is the sole species of genus Moloch. The thorny devil grows up to 20 cm (8.0 in) in length, and it can live up to 20 years. Continue reading »
As part of a promotion to celebrate the arrival of Game of Thrones season 3 to their streaming video service, they have placed a huge dragon skull on a popular beach in Dorset, England. Something that will certainly get your attention when going for a leisurely stroll along the shore. Continue reading »
Yes this is not a real dragon’s skull but it is still pretty creepy. This weird little plant is called a Snapdragon or Dragon flower or, if you want to sound even smarter, The Antirrhinum. Once the flower has died, the seed pod begins to look like the skulls you see here. Apart from being creepy as hell and alleged protectors of the garden, if you wore this about your body you would appear to be more “fascinating and gracious”. Though I imagine if anyone actually did find this on you, fascinating and gracious are not the only things they will think about you. Continue reading »
The leafy seadragon or Glauert’s seadragon, Phycodurus eques, is a marine fish in the family Syngnathidae, which also includes the seahorses. It is the only member of the genus Phycodurus. It is found along the southern and western coasts of Australia. The name is derived from the appearance, with long leaf-like protrusions coming from all over the body. These protrusions are not used for propulsion; they serve only as camouflage.
The leafy seadragon propels itself by means of a pectoral fin on the ridge of its neck and a dorsal fin on its back closer to the tail end. These small fins are almost completely transparent and difficult to see as they undulate minutely to move the creature sedately through the water, completing the illusion of floating seaweed. Continue reading »
Pedestrians walk past an art piece with images of a dragon and other Chinese Zodiac figures created by cutting patterns in paper as part of Lunar New Year celebrations at a shopping mall in Nanjing, Jiangsu province. The Lunar New Year, or Spring Festival, begins on Jan. 23 and marks the start of the Year of the Dragon, according to the Chinese zodiac. (REUTERS/China Daily China Dail) Continue reading »
Chinese New Year 2012 will be celebrated on Monday, Jan. 23, marking the beginning of the year of the water dragon and the 4709th year of the Chinese calendar. The holiday is the most important in China and will be met with scores of fireworks and festivities in China, Taiwan and across the globe.
Visitors take pictures in front of a dragon-shaped lantern which has been set up for the upcoming Lunar New Year in Beijing. The Lunar New Year, or Spring Festival, begins on Jan. 23 and marks the start of the Year of the Dragon, according to the Chinese zodiac. (REUTERS/China Daily) Continue reading »
A girl looks at lantern decorations for the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year at a park in Neihuang county, Henan province January 6, 2012. The Lunar New Year begins on January 23 and marks the start of the Year of the Dragon, according to the Chinese zodiac. (REUTERS / China Daily) Continue reading »
This pet dragon just love to hold onto your finger and follow you everywhere. A belly or back rub is always pleasing to. Adorable.
This dragon is made from brass stampings with gorgeous detailed scales and feather wings. This antiqued brass ring is adjustable to fit onto a 5-10 ring size comfortably. Dragon wing span is 1 3/4′ inch (45 mm) wide.
Bhutan had its very own royal wedding on Thursday, as the nation’s “Dragon King” married an educated commoner 10 years his junior. King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, 31, and his new bride, Queen Jetsun Pema, 21, were joined by thousands of royal enthusiasts, as the ceremony took place at a Himalayan monastic fortress.
The king and queen, draped in traditional attire that included a raven’s head and a silk-embroidered crown, also sipped on a chalice of ambrosia that symbolized eternal life, according to Reuters. The ceremony, which included dance performances, baby elephants and a procession of singers, aired live on national television for Bhutan’s 700,000 people.
Pema, who is the daughter of an airline pilot, is educated just like her new husband. The young queen studied subjects including English and economics at the prestigious Lawrence School Sanawar in India before pursuing her college degree at Regents College in London, where she focused on International Relations, Psychology and Art History.
The king has a degree in Foreign Service Programme and International Relations from Magdalen College at the University of Oxford. “I am happy. I have been waiting quite some time . . . she is a wonderful human being, intelligent. Her and I share one big thing in common – love and passion for art,” Wangchuck told reporters following the ceremony.
The royal couple first announced their engagement on May 20, during the opening of the seventh session of parliament.
King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and his new bride, Queen Jetsun Pema pose for pictures at the Punkaha Dzong in Bhutan’s ancient capital Punakha October 13, 2011. (REUTERS / Adrees Latif) Continue reading »
Underground laboratory for moving dragons creation. St. Petersburg, Russia. Continue reading »
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