Accurate drawings of various species of crabs and other crustaceans. All illustrations are hand drawn and expertly rendered. In the gallery is the American Lobster, Harlequin Shrimp, Louisiana Crawfish, Maroon Hermit Crab,Purple Shore Crab and Sally Lightfoot Crab. All images are available in both line art and full color. High quality prints made on acid-free archival paper are available of all drawings in the gallery. If you do not see the crustacean you're looking for please contact the artist to make a suggestion. Custom illustrations of specific animals can be ordered as well.For more information and pricing please call 1 (800) 913-7906 or send an email to the artist.
The wildlife drawings are also available for stock art illustration.
Crustaceans - specifically crabs - aren't perhaps the first choice of subject matter for many of the wildlife illustrators out there. But after seeing images of the Sally Lightfoot Crab, I was inspired by the amazing coloration of the animal and I knew I had to draw it. Since then, I've added a few more crustaceans, including the toy-like Harlequin Shrimp, which is a favorite of mine (they have them in a tank at the California Science Museum and it's always fun to see them. I often see the purple shore crabs on the coastline of my adopted state of California, and at some point I hope to add more native crabs, and other crustaceans to the gallery here. If you have a specific request for a species of crab, shrimp or other crustacean that isn't here,please feel free to drop me an email.The Atlantic Horseshoe Crab isn't technically a crab (it's more closely related to scorpions, spiders and ticks) but I've included it here anyway as it is an ocean animal similar to crustaceans, at least in appearance.
There are about 1,100 mammal species on the continent of Africa. In the East-African plains, there is an especially large diversity of species. There are more ungulates - or hoofed mammals like the antelope, zebras, wildebeest and gemsbok - in Africa than other continent. There are 64 identified species of primates, including four species of great apes. Of all the continents, Africa was the only one to keep it's large land mammals. Whereas others, like North America, all large mammals died out thousands of years ago. There are many theories on this, usually involving climate change, meteor strikes, predation by humans or a combination of all three. Regardless of the reason, African was able to support the largest land animals on the planet alive today. The tallest land mammal is the giraffe and the largest is the African Elephant. African is also home to the fastest land animal - the cheetah. Many of the mammals in Africa face an uncertain future, due to poaching, habitat loss, climate change and a lack of genetic diversity (which could result in devastating loss of life should a disease be introduced.)
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