Voted for Mike. I really like your palette, with that mother of pearl looking shine going on. And your textures rock as always.
Jakkas, your execution is amazing, but like Mike said, the presentation would be way more effective in 3/4 view. Looking into that gaping maw would be cool. It's a gorgeous piece.
Tom, I really like yours, too. This may just be personal preference, but I'm a little bothered by the way the bottom of the pic cuts off right at ground level. Because of the angle looking up, I know you wouldn't really see the ground, but I don't know, something about it... I like the pic, though. I feel sorry for the little beauty.