Zoo Portrait : Sakari, the polar bear
About Sakari, the polar bear:
As main predators in the Arctic marine ecosystem, they are at the very top of the food chain; adults can eat up to thirty kilogram of food per day and their cubs one kilogram. They live in an environment with extreme temperatures, withstanding even -30º in winter. They have a 11 cm layer of fat that maintains their body temperature, especially when they immerse themselves in cold water to hunt.
The fur of polar bears also repels water and prevents them from losing heat at low temperatures. Under all that white hair, their skin is actually black, to absorb sunlight.
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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