Zoo Portrait : Ottar, the harbour seal
About Ottar, the harbour seal:
Seals are marine animals, extremely clumsy out of the water. In order to survive in the icy water of the northern seas, seals have a thick layer of blubber that insulates their bodies against low temperatures and maintains their body heat. The milk of female seals has a fat content of 40%. Babies double their weight in the first month of their lives, being able to survive on their own and fish after that.
Seals can hold their breath under water for up to 28 minutes and dive to a depth of 180 metres if necessary.
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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