Short video from yesterday. I'm printing a photopolymer plate using my etching press. The plate was made by @boxcar.press . The image of the Whale was hand drawn and prints will be available soon. Any questions on how this process works please feel free to ask in the comments! Thanks! 🐋
The bowhead whale is a species of Baleen whale that grows to around 15 metres and can live up to 200 years old!
They are also very well know for their massive baleen plates in their huge mouths.
Wattleitbe & the Two Hundred Year Old Whale. Here be a hand sewn book sitting on my luscious new beach towel. ( a belated bday present from a fellow oceanic by Sea Shepherd - how fitting😃) will have a few books at exhibition opening this Sat 4th at Karingallery, Geelong. And paintings, lotsa lotsa paintings. Come and sea 😃🌊
Some whalies that found new homes! 😀👏🏻💙 I'm packing like a fiend but there are long ways to go. 😳I need some elves!! 🤗 Still, I'll get these critters out to you as quickly as my hands and brain can humanly manage. The first batch of parcels will hit the post tomorrow - Woohoo! 😃🌻🙏🏼🐋💙
#random#bowheadwhale#whales .. The bowhead whale has the longest baleen of any whale with the plates reaching 5m in length (the blue whale's baleen measures just one metre). The second species to become the primary target of commercial whaling, and hunted to near extinction in the middle of the 20th century, four of the five remaining stocks of bowhead whales remain Vulnerable, Endangered or Critically Endangered. Found only in Arctic and sub-Arctic regions, it would be difficult to confuse the bowhead whale with any other large whale as few range this far north except the occasional humpback or grey whale. The distinctive double-humped profile of the bowhead whale at the surface and lack of dorsal fin allows it to be distinguished from any rare visitors. Discoveries of two stone harpoon points from the late 19th century in the skull of a whale killed by Inuits in 1993 prove that the bowhead whale can live to be over 200 years of age – one of the longest-lived mammals yet known to science.
bowhead whale (Balaena mysticetus) is a species of the family Balaenidae, in suborderMysticeti, and genus Balaena, once thought to include the right whale. A stocky dark-colored whale without a dorsal fin, it can grow 46 to 59 ft in length. This thick-bodied species can weigh from 75 to 100 tonnes.They live entirely in fertile Arctic and sub-Arctic waters, unlike other whales that migrate to low latitude waters to feed or reproduce. The bowhead was also known as the Greenland right whale or Arctic whale. American whalemen called them the steeple-top, polar whale, or Russia or Russian whale. The bowhead has the largest mouth of any animal. The bowhead was an early whaling target. The population was severely reduced before a 1966 moratorium was passed to protect the species. Through conservation efforts, the bowhead population has since recovered and is now rated "Least Concern. #bowheadwhale#baleenwhale#whale#animals#wildlife#savetheanimalssavetheworld#conservation#Arctic#whaling#whalewatching
PLAY • in the lead up to Christmas my nephew [the Oh in Oh Ivy] kept telling people I was going to get him a "head whale" [bowhead] for Christmas. He was one happy boy on Christmas morning when he added 4 new whales to his collection including this "head whale" + a sperm whale pillow case from @brownpaperlemon 🐋 • --------------------------------------------- www.oh-ivy.com