Accurate drawings of the various species of animals that can be found in and around ponds. In the gallery is the American Bullfrog, Common Snapping Turtle, Common Water Strider or Pond Skater, Florida Cooter, Green Darner Dragonfly, Pickerel Frog, Spotted Salamander, Western Painted Turtle and several other species. All illustrations are hand drawn and expertly rendered. Illustrations 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 pond 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. All drawings shown are available in both B&W line art versions and color
The wildlife drawings are also available for stock art illustration.
Growing up in Minnesota and having parents that loved the outdoors, I spent a lot of time near water (lakes, swamps, rivers, streams and ponds.) So from a very young age, I became familiar with the aquatic plants, animals and insects you'll find in ponds. Frogs, turtles, birds, snakes and an array of insects live and thrive in these micro-communities, with many of them nearly impossible to see in the green murk of the pond. Some of the animals live only part of their lives in the pond (like tadpoles and insect larvae) but many reside year round in or near the pond, which gives not only food but shelter and a place to breed. There are more pond animals in the illustration catalog here, but these are some of the more common. If you do not see pond animal you're looking for, please check in the other categories or search using the tool in the upper right-hand corner. Otherwise you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org requesting an illustration or to get information about having a custom drawing done.
A myriad of animals, from the microscopic to large mammals depend upon ponds to provide food, shelter and places to raise their young in and around. Beyond fish, amphibians, reptiles, invertebrates and birds make use of the pond. Some animals, such as the painted turtle or bullfrog, rarely venture far from the shores of the pond. Others like some insect larvae depend on the biological stew found in ponds to survive. There is life at all levels or "zones" in the pond. From the birds and insects flying over it, to the surface of the pond which can have insects skating across it and the frogs, amphibians, turtles and snakes in and around on the shore and the fish and aquatic insects that live below the surface, ponds are teeming with life. They are their own environments unto themselves, and countless struggles for life and food occur constantly. Even small ponds can contain hundreds of different species of animals. Ponds are also often created artificially in people's backyards, but like naturally occurring ponds, animals will find these and begin to inhabit them as long as the pond provides them with a safe home.