Humpback and Calf - WWF WIldlife Collection
This is a stunning signed Fine Art Giclee Print on archival heavy weight paper from the original watercolour.
Named after the distinctive hump in front of their small dorsal fin, humpback whales often feed in large groups and are famous for their singing ability.
Humpback songs appear to be shared by all singing members in the same area of the ocean: as the song changes, all members sing the new song. The same song is sung in spite of the great distance between groups in the population (up to 5000km). This sharing of songs may occur when groups intermingle during migration or in shared summer feeding grounds.
Females nurse their newborn calves in warm, shallow water. Because of an absence of teeth (which can be used to estimate age in other mammals), it is difficult to tell the age of a humpback whale but they are believed to live to 80.
Did you know?
Ship collisions are one of the leading causes of non-natural death for cetaceans. Half of fin whales found beached near the Pelagos Sanctuary have died from vessel strikes.
I was commissioned to paint series of animals for the WWF - UK, it has been an absolute privilege and pleasure to be working with such an amazing organisation and to know that I have helped in my own small way.
All Elizabeth Grant Art prints have been taken from original artworks and printed on textured Conservation Grade paper which means the colour will not fade. As the artist I can personally vouch that the quality of these prints makes them indistinctive from the original artworks.
There is a choice of A4 or A3. The actual prints of the painting are A4 or A3 with a white border approximately 2 inches all around giving you great framing options. So overall they are larger than the standard A sizes.
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All prints are wrapped in acid free tissue & posted in solid cardboard postal tubes, should you wish to have the print framed please email me for costs, thank you.
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