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BIG THANKS TO ALL WHO CONTRIBUTED MYSTERY-PHOTO GUESSES FOR MY 3-DAY "WILDLIFE GREETING CARD FALL GIVEAWAY CONTEST!"
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Original work was created in Acrylics.
The Inspiration behind this Piece:
There are 4 species of puffins worldwide, and the U.S. is blessed to claim populations of all 4. They include the Atlantic Puffin (as in this painting, which I observed on Machias Seal Island in Maine), and the Horned Puffin, Tufted Puffin, and Rhinoceros Auklet (which, though different in appearance, is actually a puffin and NOT an auklet!) I encountered all three of these species during a summer in Alaska.
Puffins are great fun to watch as they hurtle along on their short little wings, bringing back beaks full of fish to woo their prospective future mates, and later, to underground burrows hidden between boulders or rock crevices to feed to their downy puffball chicks. They are not the most graceful at landing, which is often quite comical to watch! But what they lack aeronautically, they make up for with their stunning underwater dives, literally flying through the ocean in pursuit of their fish.
This painting was titled “The Suitors”, as each male presents something different to his object of affection, hoping to be chosen # 1 best provider, winning the right to father the next generation!
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ANNOUNCING THE WINNER OF THE 2020 GREETING CARD FALL GIVEAWAY CONTEST!!
A VERY HEARTY CONGRATULATIONS GOES OUT TO C. PRATT of FORT DAVIS, TEXAS, WITH HER MYSTERY-PARTS PHOTO CLUES ANSWER OF DESERT BIGHORN SHEEP!
(See more photos below!)
(And here are a few more photos to help those of you who participated in the contest visualize where all the parts go!)
Thanks again to all of you who participated in the contest!!
Wildlife Greeting Card Fall Giveaway Contest! 3 Days Only!
Be the first to correctly guess the species/subspecies from these mystery-parts daily photos postings, and win a pack of three wildlife photography greeting cards (blank inside), a $12 value, from Eva Stanley’s Drawn To Nature Studio!
To enter the contest, check out each day's new photos, then simply fill in critter name below and add your entry!
Contest ends at 12am, Sunday, October 25th, 2020. Winner will be announced Monday, October 26th!
(These were from Day 1)
I'll follow up in an email to confirm your entry. If you don't see a confirmation email, please check your spam folder.
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