Animals without Necks

Contest Info

  • Started: 5/14/2014 08:00
  • Ended: 5/18/2014 17:00
  • Level: advanced
  • Entries: 55
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
  • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
  • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
  • FN Advanced 4th Place $1
Animals without Necks
Contest Directions: Animals with long necks mainly evolved in places where the competition for food on the ground was too high. Giraffes, thanks to their long necks, can easily reach tree leaves and fruits that are unreachable for other ground animals. However there's a dear price to pay for having a long neck - the heart has to pump blood with huge pressure to reach the head located several feet up. Running and stopping with a long neck also becomes difficult as the heck and the head have their own momentum which may break them when the legs and torso suddenly stop. Since running is a crucial survival skill for most ground species, long necks are really an exception, and the short necks are the rule. From the survival point of view, necks need to be just long enough to allow the head to move freely, and not longer. Modern fish species do not have necks, but some extinct "curious" fish species did develop necks and eventually moved to the ground turning into reptiles, dinosaurs, birds and mammals. So, perhaps, originally, curiosity became the reason for developing a neck?
Today we'll create some neckless world on earth. Take any animals (except humans) and show how they would look without necks, with their heads smashed on their torsos. Themepost image credit: reddit.com

Contest Info

    • Started: 5/14/2014 08:00
    • Ended: 5/18/2014 17:00
    • Level: advanced
    • Entries: 55
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
    • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
    • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
    • FN Advanced 4th Place $1
55 pictures
  • Ostrich Without a Neck

    Ostrich Without a Neck
  • Neckless Dog and Cat

    Neckless Dog and Cat
  • Camel Without a Neck

    Camel Without a Neck
  • Neckless Parrot

    Neckless Parrot
  • Neckless Horse and Ostrich

    Neckless Horse and Ostrich
  • Zebra Without a Neck

    Zebra Without a Neck
  • Neckless Dove

    Neckless Dove
  • Giraffes Without Necks

    Giraffes Without Necks
  • Neckless Tyrannosaurus Rex

    Neckless Tyrannosaurus Rex
  • Arabian Camel Without a Neck

    Arabian Camel Without a Neck
55 image entries
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