Accurate drawings of various species of endangered wildlife; tigers, leopards, rhinos, tapir, wolf, gorillas, bears and more. All illustrations are hand drawn and expertly rendered. All drawing shown here 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 endangered animal 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.
One of the first illustrations I drew was that of a Bengal Tiger. I suppose nearly everyone who has an appreciation of nature and animals has likely held these impressive animals in high regard. One of the elements that certain add to the mystique of the tiger is its rareness and perennially teetering on the brink of extinction. Since that original drawing, I've added some of the extant species of tiger, along with dozens of other animals, including all five extant species of rhinoceros. While adding more and more critically endangered animals (some, like the Javan Rhinoceros, number but a few dozen in the wild and the Mexican Wolf which is extinct in the wild) I've learned a lot about these animals, why they have come to be in such danger and what organizations around the world are doing to help save them. I'm always adding new endangered animals to the image library, but it you would like to see an endangered animal added here, please take a moment to send me an email.
A endangered species is defined a population of animals that has been determined by one or more organizations (an example is the International Union for Conservation of Nature) in danger of going extinct. It is believed that as many as 40% of all extant species on the planet would fall into this category. It is believed that there are several species alive today, or that were alive until recently, that have or will do extinct before they are discovered and indentified. Many steps have been taken by local and international authorities such as passing laws that forbid collecting, hunting or destroying the habitat of an endangered species. But these are often not enforced or ignored by local populations of humans trying to carve out a living in remote areas. In the United States, the Endangered Species Act was made law in in order to protect the animals and habitats of the county (species are added and removed as conditions change and there can be controversy and disagreement involving animals such as wolves.) One critical factor in whether a species survives is maintaining the diversity of the gene pool. If there are too few animal alive, inbreeding will occur and the species will likely perish due to negative genetic attributes that are handed down and compounded with offspring. Captive breed programs, protection of the animals and their habitat, education of local populations and the promotion of green or 'eco-tourism' will likely be the only way to save many of these species.