Zoo Portrait : Régis, the bongo
About Régis, the bongo:
Bongos are the largest forest antelopes in Africa. Although they are strong animals, with big horns, they get easily frightened. They never use their horns to attack, like other antelopes. Instead they use them to push plants and branches aside in the rainforest as they are running.
The beautiful pattern of their fur allows them to be camouflaged amongst the dense vegetation of their habitat, and protects them from predators.
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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