A creature concept I've been working on. This is the "Royal" Phoenix. Don't be fooled by it's appearance. This is more dragon than bird. The true Phoenix is believed to rise from its own ashes. This one can only rise once from the ash. It has two openings on the beak. One is the actual nostril. The other is for steam to escape due to its body temperature. The coloration on this one means it's a male that is at the peak of its life. It's looking for a mate. It's completely blind and relies on body heat to locate either each other or prey. In size comparison to humans, it would probably stand up to a person's waistline.