Zoo Portrait : Wesley, the ring-tailed lemur
About Wesley, the ring-tailed lemur:
This particular species of lemur, with its distinct pattern of rings on its tail, is only to be found in south and south west Madagascar. It is thought that its ancestors arrived floating to the island millions of years ago, where they remained, evolving, isolated from other primates of the world.
These lemurs have a reflective layer behind the retina that improves their nocturnal vision. This also gives them their characteristic red eyes.
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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