Fine art illustration of a Chinook Salmon. The print is hand-signed by the artist and is guaranteed to arrive in perfect condition. The reproduction of this original pen and ink drawing is done on high quality acid-free archival paper. Call 1 800-913-7906 for more information or to order by phone. Click here for shipping info.
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The Chinook Salmon was completed on 4.1.2012. I was inspired to draw a salmon after seeing a poster with the animals of the Pacific Rainforest. I noted a large disparity between the various images of the fish I reviewed. Some were lacking color, others had more of a duo-tone look to them. In the end I went with what I thought was the most colorful stage of the salmon's life - my guess it's shortly before it begins it's arduous quest to return to it's birthplace to spawn.
The Chinook Salmon is the largest of the species of salmon in the Pacific. They are also sometimes called King Salmon or Spring Salmon. They are a migrating fish and are adapted to live in both fresh and saltwater. They are native to the Pacific Coasts from California to Alaska in the west, as well as parts of Siberian and Japan. They have also been introduced into parts of New Zealand and the Great Lakes. They are very popular with sportsmen and women who will spend many hours attempting to land these large fish. Salmon spend anywhere from one to eight years in the ocean before returning to the rivers where they were born to spawn. When the fry are born, they usually spend about 8-12 months in the river before following it down to the ocean where they will spend most of their adult life.