Hidden Dragon, Crouching Tiger, Roaring Lion, the Galloping Horse and more..

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I was looking at a news report about Apple using Chinese slave labor to make iPods. Although I have seen map of China numerous times, this time I could recognize a Dragon hidden in the map outline!
Then I opened a world map. Using a little bit of imagination, I could then see a crouching tiger in sub-continent,
a roaring lion in Europe, a galloping horse in Mongolia and North, a bear in Russia, an elephant, rhino and a gorilla in Africa, an emu in Australia, an eagle in North America and so on… Here is a quick and rough sketch of my imagination:


If more color is added to the animals, perhaps painted as they would be traditionally, this concept could be used in a jig-saw puzzle or a T-shirt design.
You can also use the line diagram SVG image under CC-Attribution-ShareAlike licence.


Written by chandanlog

17 Jun 2006 at 6:12 pm

Posted in Art

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  1. Brilliant! This is Uber Cool.

    Bharath R

    17 Jun 2006 at 10:56 pm

  2. Very neat.

    Will you be sharing the source file as well? That would be very helpful for some of us.

    How about using a small turtle for SriLanka? or a Fish? Apt because it is an island. You dont have an animal for it at the moment.

    Also, a sleeping penguin for Antarctica? or just a whole bunch of penguins in a group or on the march? Yes, the penguins on the march would be cool for this. What do you think?

    Cant think of anything for Greenland which is missing right now. Reindeer, may be?

    Raj V

    23 Jun 2006 at 9:35 am

  3. I added a link to original SVG diagram.
    SriLanka is currently a diamond, given its assosiation with gems. Marching penguins is an excellent idea for Antarctica!


    23 Jun 2006 at 9:57 am

  4. Wow!


    23 Jun 2006 at 6:16 pm

  5. Now, that’s using your cranium! Good work.


    6 Jul 2006 at 5:55 pm

  6. Outstanding!

    Brendan Gregg

    6 Jul 2006 at 6:27 pm

  7. cool man that was really creative.. how did u come up with such things ..anyway keep it up


    20 Oct 2006 at 9:41 pm

  8. Brilliant, I loved it and is really good you shared this with an good Creative Commons license. Thanks.

    Silveira Neto

    26 Mar 2008 at 7:27 am

  9. I love your image of world animal map.
    I think a lot since 1998 on an Noah’s Ark made it like your map, but I never can design it.

    Jesús Cancino

    8 Nov 2008 at 3:50 pm

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