Zoo Portrait : Joseph, the walrus
About Joseph, the walrus:
The walrus has huge ivory tusks to perform several tasks. They use them as a lever to drag their own bodies and climb out of the cold water, to break holes in the ice so they can breathe under the ice sheets, to defend their territory and to dig the sea bottom for food. Walruses also have special whiskers that help them detect seafood in the sea bottom where there is almost no light.
Another characteristic is their extremely thick layer of fat, which allows them to live comfortably in regions where temperatures are extremely cold, as well as the ability to lower their heart rate while swimming in freezing water.
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.
This artwork is:
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