Sunday, July 12, 2009

Narwhals are the coolest

I've been fascinated with Narwhals for years now ever since i saw a national geographic special on them. I couldn't believe such a creature existed. These "sea unicorns" are so bizarre and beautiful I had to create one of my own.

Check out the special:

More About Narwhals-
via wikipedia
"Narwhals are a medium-sized toothed whale that lives year-round in the Arctic. the narwhal males are distinguished by a characteristic long, straight, helical tusk extending from their upper left jaw.

Narwhal have been harvested for thousands of years by Inuit people in Northern Canada and Greenland for meat and ivory and a regulated subsistence hunt continues to this day. While populations appear stable, the narwhal has been deemed particularly vulnerable to climate change due to a narrow geographical range and specialized diet."

I also went ahead and searched etsy just out of curiousity to see how many other artists out there faved these whimsical creatures... and to my surprise there were tons! (see below)

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