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Midway by Alecat Midway by Alecat
This is my submission for the LosingAltitude collaborative art book, featuring endangered bird illustrations from a ton of talented artists.

Since I like ducks, I chose to paint the Laysan Duck for the book. The Laysan was at one point in critical danger of extinction with a population of only 7 adults and 5 juveniles. By the 1950s they had recovered to around 500 individuals and later a small population was moved to Midway Atoll to ensure that any disasters on Laysan would not result in the extinction of the species. My painting is named "Midway" for Midway Atoll - it also makes reference to the fact that conservation is a continually ongoing process.
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Cypselurus Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovely! :)
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Alecat Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist
Thankyou!
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Cypselurus Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :)
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keh-arts Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014   Traditional Artist
Lovely work! Look at those cuties! : )
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Alecat Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist
Thankyou! I'm very pleased with how the ducklings came out. :)
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