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

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:

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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.
Comments:

Brilliant! This is Uber Cool.

Posted by Bharath R on June 17, 2006 at 03:56 PM PDT #

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?

Posted by Raj V on June 23, 2006 at 02:35 AM PDT #

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!

Posted by Chandan on June 23, 2006 at 02:57 AM PDT #

Wow!

Posted by Chris on June 23, 2006 at 11:16 AM PDT #

Now, that's using your cranium! Good work.

Posted by DragonFire on July 06, 2006 at 10:55 AM PDT #

Outstanding!

Posted by Brendan Gregg on July 06, 2006 at 11:27 AM PDT #

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

Posted by nishanth on October 20, 2006 at 02:41 PM PDT #

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

Posted by Silveira Neto on March 26, 2008 at 12:27 AM PDT #

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.

Posted by Jesús Cancino on November 08, 2008 at 07:50 AM PST #

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