Foto de Brian Skerry @BrianSkerry // "Uma baleia-franca-austral nada junto de um mergulhador nas frias águas das ilhas sub-antárticas durante o inverno. Essas baleias imensas atingem quase 14 metros e chegam a pesar 70 toneladas. As baleias-francas-do-atlantico-norte, primas dessa na foto, são as baleias mais ameaçadas de extinção no mundo – com apenas 500 indivíduos restantes. Apesar das baleias-franca-austrais também correrem riscos de extinção, sua população cresceu desde os dias de caça por causa do aumenta da regulação e da distância geográfica entre a pesca e as linhas de caça. Fotografado em missão para Revista National Geographic. Para ver mais fotografias subaquáticas, e ver mais das minhas aventuras ao redor do mundo, siga @BrianSkerry." Repost @natgeo
Finally getting some where with it! First the decision was made to cast the two items separate so when cutting the boat out off I cut into the whale. So I attempted for the first time just to fill with a heat knife... and change the tail. So twodays spent filling then scraping and filing. Good to learn some ways to do it and ways not to do it. All the while thinking I'll carve a new one and yes here's the new one I made in half a day. And the old one had more work filling with my friend the hot knife.
This is Shingle Point, YT during a windy, foggy day. Every summer hundreds travel by river and sea to fish and whale and visit. The rivers and ocean are powerful, and provide so much life. #worldwaterday
An enormous room of "scrimshaw"; the variety of pieces in this room is stunning; everything from simple whales' teeth, to lamps, to dip-pens, to an arrangement of walking-sticks. The golden age of this art form is certainly over--its demise coincident with the demise of the whaling industry itself--but there are some few people still working at this, here in New Bedford, and in places like Newport, R.I. It is difficult to say, with overmuch emphasis, the extent to which the whaling industry of the 18th and 19th centuries shaped the entire lives and economies of so many locales--stretching from centers in New England, to Hawaii, Alaska, the Azores, and other far-flung places #scrimshaw#newbedford#newbedfordwhalingmuseum#whale#whaling#teeth#decorativearts#exhibit#art#detail#newengland#massachusetts#museum#industry#economy
Scrimshaw - Art of the Mariner, world-class exhibition of Australian / Tasmanian scrimshaw on show at Narryna, Battery Point, Hobart until 28 May 2017 www.tmag.tas.gov.au/narryna #uncover_tasmania #outandabout#colonialheritage