Zoo Portrait : Otto, the Arctic fox
About Otto, the Arctic fox:
Arctic foxes have an excellent body heating system that allows them to stand temperatures down to -70 ºC. They are white during the winter, with a thick layer of hair that protects them from the cold. They lose this when the winter is over, retaining only a shorter layer of brown and cream coloured hair. They also have round ears and a quite small snout to reduce heat loss as much as possible. Their paw soles are covered with thick fur to protect them from the snow and prevent them from sinking into it.
Due to global warming, the red fox is now inhabiting areas where Arctic foxes used to live alone, and as such is a threat to the species.
About Yago, the artist:
Yago Partal (b. 1982, Barcelona) lives and works in Barcelona.
He creates his anthropomorphic images through a painstaking combination of photography, illustration and collage. His intention (in humanising animals) is to make us look again, to see them as "one of us" and not something to be exploited or endangered.
Yago has returned to university to study his passion, zoology. The sales from the Zoo Portraits have enabled him to support a number of wildlife charities over the years, and to work with children to educate the next generation about animal conservation.
Yago Partal is represented by Subject Matter Art, an online fine art gallery based in London. For any questions about his work, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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