The sci fi and speculative evolution book "Expedition" is written and illustrated by Wayne Douglas Barlowe; it was made into a tv-program named "Alien Planet" in The book presents itself as an account of the voyage to Darwin IV in year , a planet with native life in a full ecosystem. This is a peak on some of Barlowe's art and creatures. The Butchertree is an animal that use sharp, twitching limbs to kill prey.
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The sci fi and speculative evolution book "Expedition" is written and illustrated by Wayne Douglas Barlowe; it was made into a tv-program named "Alien Planet" in The book presents itself as an account of the voyage to Darwin IV in year , a planet with native life in a full ecosystem.
This is a peak on some of Barlowe's art and creatures. The Butchertree is an animal that use sharp, twitching limbs to kill prey. Here seen with two Prismalopes, who are common, swift-moving and omnivorous tripeds. The Rayback is a common, plain-dwelling predator on two legs. Darwin IV creatures does not have eyes but navigates with a barrage of high-pitched sonar pings when needed.
The Gyrosprinter is the fastest ground-dwelling organism on the planet; the front legs are fused into one. The herbivore eat using a 2m, or 6. The large, jet-like Skewer is a fierce flying predator that hunt in pairs. They dive and impale victims with their curved nasal-lances and occasionally hunt for pleasure. The Pronghead is an agile, strong pack hunter, filling a niche resembling wolves on Earth.
A pack of herbivore Thornbacks hunted by an Arrowtongue, a large apex predator. The Arrowtongue hunting smaller beasts scared up by the huge Keeled Grove-back, that is almost 60m, or ft, tall. This triped is primarily nocturnal, and cause seismic disturbance as it moves. Upon its back grow tree-like organisms.
Corpse of an Unth, a tusked herbivor. The biped migrate in herds on the tundra. Red arctic Polar-vanes rotate in the background, they are plants feeding on energy produced from solar winds.
The Sac-back is a strange, bulky, red giant. The females live underground, while the males above ground provide food.
The Prairie-Ram is a common predator that kill prey by impalement. The Daggerwrist also 1 is an aggressive, arboreal predator.
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Expedition: Being an Account in Words and Artwork of the 2358 A.D. Voyage to Darwin IV
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Expedition is a science fiction and speculative fiction book by artist-author Wayne Douglas Barlowe. Voyage to Darwin IV", it is written as though published in the year , five years after Barlowe's participation in a voyage to an alien planet, dubbed Darwin IV in honor of Charles Darwin. In the 24th century the exploitation of the Earth's ecosystem has created an environment so toxic that mass extinctions have wiped out nearly half of its animal population. Most of the remaining fauna, save humans, have suffered horrible mutation. Aided by the benevolent and technologically superior alien race, the Yma, humanity begins to repair their ravaged world while simultaneously learning more about the universe around them. When an unmanned Yma probe discovers evidence of alien life on another planet, the titular "expedition" is sent to investigate. Barlowe writes as a sort of 24th century Audubon , presenting his findings in a collection of paintings, sketches, field notes, and diary entries from his explorations of Darwin IV.
Expedition (Alien Planet) by Wayne Douglas Barlowe