This is my third Deinonychus. If raptors weren't actually speed specialists, and evidence for group hunting is circumstantial (although I don't think it's an unreasonable speculation), then what tactics did they hunt with? Their agile build, retractable claws, and flexible joints make inclined to think of them as stealthy, catlike predators that would spring out of the brush and pounce. If they couldn't chase prey over long distances, then they would need to close in striking distance undetected. Thus I speculate that this and they're lightweight build would be ideal for that style of hunting. I redesigned it to look much more toned down than the others, and in a little more of an actual paleo art direction. The plumage is somewhere between a snowy owl and a leopard. I chose speckles because that seems appropriate for a brush or woodland predator. The white is intended to be a winter coat. I fluffed out the neck quite a bit which makes it look oddly short (this makes sense, seeing how many vertebrae are coiled up in the deceptively "short" necks of modern birds). Prismacolor and Ink.