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Big Five: Lion Ambush by CrazyAsian1 Big Five: Lion Ambush by CrazyAsian1
11-13-2157 Excerpt from patrol log:

The last Rhino in our patrol area was killed by poachers before we could save it. My squad arrived shortly after shots were fired and just as the Rhino went down. 

We apprehended the poachers on the scene and disabled their drones, a pack of wild dogs in poor condition. While investigating and securing the scene our Lion managed to tackle another poacher we missed. He seemed to be the one in charge of the Wild Dogs. He wasn't mauled...that badly. We were able to identify him once we got our Lion off and he'll be making an appearance with his friends in the courts soon.

We managed to catch them before they removed the horn thus preserving the sanctity of the creature. However it was a bittersweet victory compared to the loss of the Rhinoceros.

I'll be transferring with my squad to another park. Our work is done here. There is no pride in that statement. I wonder how much longer the Rhino's can last. I also wonder how much longer I'll be Ranger at the rate they're dying off. 

*END LOG*
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Time for some action shots and showing how things work. 

The Black Rhino was recently declared extinct in the wild (emphasis on "in the wild"), and with 2013 coming to a close the rhino populations have taken a heavy hit to their numbers. Not looking good.

More to come.
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:iconmegadolon013:
megadolon013 Featured By Owner 4 days ago
   This is the best I have seen.  The bad guys paying for their deeds.  Wish this was real live.  Africa needs this.
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:icontigris115:
tigris115 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
1. Only the Western Black rhino has bit the dust (still a sad loss)

2. Black rhinos are doing really well in Namibia if that'll cheer you up
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:iconrafealwidad:
RafealWidad Featured By Owner May 14, 2014
Oh that we had the power to stop the poaching... 

Excellent work! <3
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:iconblerghblergosn:
BlerghBlergosn Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014
the definition of "screwed"
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:iconshockdingo:
Shockdingo Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic concepts and so much kinetic energy in this shot! I saw an article on your work and am just in awe. I'd watch a series or play a game series based on these concepts. Fabulous work bundled with a call for awareness.
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:iconskyuuketsuki:
skyuuketsuki Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
got one!!
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:iconkingoob:
KINGOOB Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
Amazing!!
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:icondovriot:
dovriot Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
your work is awesome.  plus all the real world information you provide.  really great stuff
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:icondystatic-studio:
Dystatic-Studio Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Arrows can punch through the armor! Careful, robotic hero! :wow:
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:iconsomekindaspy:
SomeKindaSpy Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014
Plus that bowman is one of the good guys if you had read the journal entry.
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:icondystatic-studio:
Dystatic-Studio Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
If he aims badly, that'd be different.
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:iconsomekindaspy:
SomeKindaSpy Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014
Who said that that drone has "Modern body armor"?
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:icondystatic-studio:
Dystatic-Studio Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I don't care if it have one or not, arrow have tremendous amount of kinetic force since the mass itself is a lot higher than bullets. I do not see difference when using it against the portable machines. Besides, motors being lodged by an arrow can also impact the movement.

You may say an inch of steel can keep arrows away, but that means the drones will be weight in tons.
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:iconsomekindaspy:
SomeKindaSpy Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014
Still sci fi.
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:iconsomekindaspy:
SomeKindaSpy Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014
I doubt that.
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:icondystatic-studio:
Dystatic-Studio Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
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:iconsunshine-of-strength:
Sunshine-of-Strength Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful! Very well done!!
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:iconnike-nikita-casalos:
Nike-Nikita-Casalos Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
such an gorgeous creature and dynamic picture. the background is really impressive. a great composition from fictional and futuristic elements.
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:iconkantorock:
Kantorock Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have to be honest when I say that your Big Five series is giving me a lot of inspiration for my Zoids fan-series, particularly in the use of Organoids.
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:iconchitobein:
chitobein Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
Screw the courts, let the lion judge.

Love this series!
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:iconbws2k:
BWS2K Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
You do such a great job with these - well done!
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:iconxeno1974:
xeno1974 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
sickeningly beautiful!!!!
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:iconbruiser128:
bruiser128 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Pity they haven't developed technology to revive such wonderful creatures.
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:iconadamitis:
Adamitis Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
his expression seems more 'mildly annoyed' than 'terrified' than you'd expect for someone being mauled by a robo tiger :D he must be pure badass
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:iconrosewolf86:
Rosewolf86 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
O_O wow great job! That is a lioness model btw? Nice to see them in action. 
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:icongensanity:
gensanity Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
awesome work 
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:iconmichell-vall:
Michell-Vall Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
I didn't know that about black rhinoceros being extinct in the wild
I do remember hearing a couple years ago though there were more white rhinoceros than blue fin tuna, so I assume they are far more common compared to black rhinoceros
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SilverHowler Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Black Rhino's aren't extinct..Yet. But they're close. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_rh… Give poachers a few more years, we'll get there.. *sigh*
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:iconwherethesunsets:
WhereTheSunSets Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
holy shit good job
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:icontitan-66:
TITAN-66 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
its metal gear rising all over again 
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:iconanguiba95:
anguiba95 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
that black guy is not afraid of the tiger is gonna eat him, i mean, look his face, he doesn´t afraid XD
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:iconkenyon96:
Kenyon96 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice job combining a real issue into this. If only we actually had robotic lions...
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:icondoombringernumber9:
DoomBringerNumber9 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Too bad for the rhino :( (Sad) .
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:iconsparksman:
Sparksman Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
cool pic man! :thumbsup: insta :+fav: ;)
thx for sharing! ^^
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:iconanamsohail:
anamsohail Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Woah such sci - fi
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:iconthebug-59:
TheBug-59 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Student General Artist
Amazing O_O
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:iconawrah:
awrah Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
Very cool. What is Lion's top speed?
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:iconjacobbrianjarman:
JacobBrianJarman Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Your art is so natural yet fictional and futuristic, it is amazing what you have created!! :D I LOVE IT!
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:iconkonekokaburagi:
KonekoKaburagi Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow. Extinct in the wild... That's disheartening. I love your story as well as the artwork, terrific job :D
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:iconnero-angelo-tala:
nero-angelo-tala Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the back story to such a strong image. beautifully portrayed!
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:iconkckreations:
KcKreations Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for taking the time to create such an awesome piece with such good intentions and a strong message.
It would be nice to see quads like this, to see people care and protect the animals we live on this world with... rather than fashion and pop-culture glamorizing the slaughter and poaching of certain few remaining wild animals.
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PhenixMightheart Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Gorgeous
One of the best
awsmmm
loved it
Loved the colours
AMUSING WORK
WONDERFUL
BEAUTYFULL
Thanxx for sharing with us
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:iconjonwassing:
jonwassing Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
kinda love your work, you have a very heavy tone with what you do. 

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:iconliambarnwell:
LiamBarnwell Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Student General Artist
This is awesome I am a dummy! 
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:iconnastrydom:
NAStrydom Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Professional General Artist
Please do this to ALL poachers and show no mercy!
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:iconcarolpimsu:
carolpimsu Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
Sad to know that they're now extinct (in the wild). Such beautiful animals :( 
It would be great if we had mecha animals to help us win against the poachers :)
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xHelloBeautifulx Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
Holy, epic-ally magnificent! This Robotic Lion is stunning and The Rhino looks incredible! The action, expressions, poses, patrol officers, poacher,atmosphere, plant life, sky, clouds, concept, composition, uniqueness, colors, lighting, style, and other details are also wonderful! Amazingly radical work! :iconfantasticplz:
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silver2row Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Cool art...I got jokes compared to this. I should practice more. Sheesh.
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:iconthewilywildcat:
TheWilyWildcat Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Student General Artist
This is so brilliant, really detailed and very inventive too!!  I think I read in a magazine recently that they were thinking about legally permitting people to shoot black rhinos for trophies, and the money that they pay to shoot them will go towards conserving the species in general...which seems somewhat counter-productive in my opinion...but I suppose it's better than poachers shooting them and getting all the profit.
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ApalrieusCentauri Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Student General Artist
That guy looks a bit impassive :D
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