The Chinese New Year is upon us, and 2012 is the Year of the Dragon in Chinese Astrology. The dragon is the only mythical animal in the Chinese zodiac, and is a symbol of good fortune and power.

According to legend, the dragon body is made up of nine other animals. Since I don’t have any photos of a living dragon, then I thought that it might make for an interesting photo-post to show all the living animals from which the mythical dragon is formed.

Head of a Camel:

Neck of a Snake:

Scales of a Fish:

Horns of a Deer:

Ears of a Bull:

Stomach of a Clam:

Paws of a Tiger:

Claws of an Eagle:

Eyes of a Rabbit:

Happy Chinese New Year!