Looking for some amazing dragon backgrounds for your computer desktop, blog or website? What style of dragon are you interested in? What is your perception of a dragon? Is it the European style dragon that resembles a ferocious flying lizard or do you seek a dragon more similar to the Chinese dragons with their long entangled bodies? There are many different styles of dragons available in the images you will find today. They come from different cultures and symbolize different aspects. Some of the dragons you will find are fierce and appear evil or ferocious and others are peaceful creatures though their images too often seem fearsome.

Knowing what you are looking for and having an idea in mind of what you want these pictures to represent may help you in your search. You see the dragon is a creature that has evolved slightly over time to become what we typically think of today but was not always the same as we see in the images of dragons today. Dragon is actually a bit of an open name similar to “dinosaur”. Just think for a moment about how we use this word dinosaur that didn’t even exist in our language until around 1826 or so. Think of all the different animals that we label “dinosaur” and you might then have a better appreciation for the word “dragon”.


It may well be in fact that the two phrases are describing the same creature or creatures. Indeed dragon is a word that is vague in it’s definition. It’s origins are somewhat lost but in some cultures seem to represent any type of unknown monster. The most common characteristic that seems common in the description of dragons is that the creatures is either a reptilian creature or a giant sea fish or sea serpent.