What's the point of Griffins?
They are basically just eagels with lion asses.
Because it would take a massive eagle to ride but a griffin only has to be about the size of a horse. Plus, eagles are shitty as terrestrial locomotion, whereas a griffin is pretty decent at it. It may not always be advantageous to always travel by air, also, so you have the option to still be swift on the ground.
yeah, except griffins are totally shit compared to eagles, ignoring the fact they're not real.
Wouldn't a Pegazus be ideal? So long as you're not riding into a battle where the talons might come in handy.
There's some really dumb designs out there.
>implying your shitty drawing is somehow better than the real thing
At least it can walk properly on land, unlike your glorified seagull.
It's a great feeling knowing that your favorite fantasy creature actually existed.
Fuck aliens, dinosaurs, and mythological creatures.
I have an idea, let's talk about animals and nature.
There's still a difference between posting pictures of eagles, and arguing over whether or not a certain long dead dinosaur had feathers or not. Prehistoric dinosaur people on /an/ are the most autistic of them all.
That's not what he did, though. He simply acknowledged that posting birbs is in fact the same as posting dinosaurs. Since the anon he answered to didn't want any dinosaurs at all, it should be relevant.
Why do the eaglet/lion cub things have what looks like normal feathers, but they're just white? Eaglets at that stage in development irl only have a light coat of down.
This drawing is shitty, the artist has little understanding of birds.
Because griffins are known to prey on horses.
>implying cormorants aren't more badass anyway
And yes, it swallowed that entire pike afterwards.
There is room for all beasts here, mythical or otherwise.
No need to bicker.
Griffins are just misidentified Protoceratops
Wouldn't the griffin also need to be able, in order to carry the additional weight of a human.
Also, I cant really think of a situation where walking is better than flying.
I guess, my point is, a griffin is probably gonna hunt with his talons, just like an eagle would, his lion legs seem to serve no real purpose, other than supporting his lion ass, which again, is unnecessary
Hey now, there's different types of flying and body type variations in birds. You can't compare a hummingbird to an albatross in terms of energy.
However, migrating is extremely stressful on bird's bodies that have to rely on flapping so much. It's not easy and many die along the way.Then you have birds like the wandering albatross, which can go hours without flapping it's wings once and it saves a shit ton of energy.
You mean like physically or evolutionary?
like physically speaking, a pegasus is entirely possible. To be airborn it'd need a pretty different skeletal structure than a normal horse to keep itself streamline while in flight, hollow bones. a fuckhuge wingspan, and some tail feathers, but as far a physics biology are concerned, it's feasible. Good luck getting evolution to make it for you, though.
Only problem is there's no way in hell it could get airborn while you ride it. you probably wouldn't even be able to sit on it at all without injuring it horribly.
>be quiet it doesn't notice u-
>turns head 180°