Which means you can have one too: Royal Bengal Tiger by michdevilish
The sunflower’s disk is especially impressive, with its smaller ray florets. (Thank you, StinkBreath!)
(By StinkBreath – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=42466401)
Here are two I found on BibliOdyssey, one fanciful, one fine:
Then I searched for another one I had seen in an old book displayed in an Oxford Museum and came across a great collection on plantillustrations.org! Here is one I liked particularly:
Yay for The Sunflower that Roared!
Last, but not least: the wearable Sunflower, Helianthus.
The fragrant, exquisite Wild gardenia, Rothmannia capensis (wildekatjiepiering, which translates as wildcat-saucer) has the miaowsical ability to make you feel happy! Or confused, if you are a kitty trying to lap up that creamy milk. Then you’d have a sick cat. My cats have never tried to ingest the toxic flowers.
It also makes an attractive seed pod.(Thanks, Mom!)
One of my favourite birds: the Southern yellow-billed hornbill. I am amazed that I have so few shots! They are common, yet I have neglected taking pictures of them. The Biodiversity Explorer site gives some translations of its name; distribution and habitat, and a recording of its call.
If you want your own banana beak design…
On the first day of … Hanukkah, I guess… I have two more birds:
It’s a pity that The Atlas of Southern African Birds is out of print, but check the Wikipedia links for the descriptions of both. It has great black and white illustrations. The Southern African Bird Atlas Project 2 continues this work.
I have added my illustrations on Redbubble too. (CC-BY-SA). Why wait?