Accurate drawings of various species of animals that live in the rainforest; poison dart frogs, anteater, parrots, vipers, geckos, toucan, tiger, monkeys and others. All illustrations are hand drawn and expertly rendered. 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 rainforest 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.
As a environmentalist and animal lover, it is only natural that the rainforest of the world would capture my attention, curiosity and passion. Since becoming a scientific illustrator, I've wanted to draw the amazing and wondrous animals that live in these green paradises. In fact, my only trip to the rainforest was originally spurred on by a great desire to see poison dart frogs in the wild. While I Costa Rica I was lucky enough to see 3-4 different species, along with a myriad of other wonderful creatures. Since that time, I have illustrated some of the many of the frogs, birds, mammals, fish and invertebrates you can find in the lush, tropical rainforests that ring the equatorial regions of the planet. I will continue to add more and more of these animals to this image gallery. If you have a specific rainforest animal you'd like to see added here, or would like information about having a custom illustration done please take a moment to send me an email.
The lush, verdant rainforests of the earth hold about fifty percentage of all the species of plants and animals. Rainforest are found not only near the equatorial areas, but as far north as Alaska. Many medicines and other curatives have been discovered in these biologically diverse locations. Hundreds of thousands of species of the rainforests have been indentified and thousands more have yet to be discovered. The vast forests of the rainforest provide much of the world's oxygen. The Amazon Rainforest alone provides more than twenty percent of the oxygen for the earth through a constant process of recycling carbon dioxide, and for this reason it has been described as the "Lungs of our Planet." The Amazon Basin was formed somewhere between 500 million and 200 million years ago during a period called the Paleozoic. There are more fertile areas in the Amazon River's flood plain, where the river deposits richer soil brought from the Andes, which only formed 20 million years ago. Biologists estimate that one in five of all the birds in the world live in the rainforests of the Amazon. Many of the endangered species on the planet live in the rainforests, and it is because of the loss of habitat, mostly due to development and logging that it is likely we will lose many known species, and will lose many more before they have even been discovered.