Drawing - Pencil On Paper
I have studied animals all my life and I was always known as the nerdy kid who was spending her days learning scientific names and telling the difference between one bird species and the others. But besides watching documentaries and reading books, doing art has been another way for me to study animals.
In my life as a conservationist, I have met many like-minded people who, just like me, have dedicated their lives to animals and their preservation. I have met people from all over the world, but a few years ago I had the incredible pleasure to meet a group of people working to preserve the islands of Galapagos - the homeland of the giant tortoises and the place where Darwin invented his famous theory of evolution. The group is called Darwin Animal Doctors and have done some amazing work saving endangered animal species on the islands. Check us out - www.darwinanimaldoctors.org !
But my interest in the Galapagos islands have lived inside my mind long before joining DAD. Although I have never been on the islands, I have read and seen a lot about Darwin's favorite nature spot and I can certainly say I am in love with this place and all the amazing creatures that inhabit it.
The Blue-footed boobies are a species of seabirds inhabiting the tropical islands of the Pacific ocean. The biggest population of blue-footed boobies is currently native to the Galapagos islands. These beautiful birds are distinctive with their bright colored blue feet and their attractive mating rituals - the males are known to show their feet and "dance" in front of females.
October 8th, 2012
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