Deep Sea Anglerfish Life Size Illustration Fine Art Print
Fanfin Sea Devil (life sized drawing)
This is a Fanfin Sea Devil, also known as Deep Sea Anglerfish, from the depths of the North Atlantic ocean. It’s a female measuring about the size of your fist. She’s surrounded by a wispy cloud of whisker-like fin-rays, or filaments, each emitting bioluminescent light. Her extraordinary array of sensors will detect even the faintest movement by prey tempted by the lure.
If you look closely, you can see a tiny male hanging from her belly as a "sexual parasite." Once a male finds a female, he will bite down and latch onto her body, where his tissues and circulatory systems will fuse with hers. In exchange for nutrients from the female's blood, the male loses his eyes, fins, teeth, and most internal organs, only serving as a sperm bank for when the female is ready to spawn.
There are more than 200 anglerfish species, but only 162 live in the deep sea.
Brand New 2019 Edition Print.
Exactly the same size as the original drawing A3 / 297 x 420 mm / 11.7 x 16.5 in
All prints are the exact reproduction of the original artworks, you can still see the original pencil strokes. They come from a local professional printing company, printed on extra heavyweight 350 g/m2 matte paper with a fine silk touch to make it stand out.
To keep your print in its pristine condition it’s best to frame it as soon as possible. Once removed from the protective sleeve, please handle at the edges only and try to avoid the ink especially the blacks. Carefully unroll and flatten your print for best results. Once it’s framed please keep them away from direct sunlight as they tend to fade that way.
All prints are printed on demand so please allow 2 weeks maximum to prepare your order for postage. I will of course send them out as soon as possible.
All orders are sent out in postal tubes due to their sizes and most importantly for protection. This way the prints are compact, easy to post and affordable.
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