Whitetip Reef Sharks

106cm x 61cm
cobra water mixable oils on textured board

The white tip reef shark is the most common shark found on shallow coral reefs.
This painting is reminiscent of a dive off of the coast of the northwest cape of Australia.
During the day the whitetips spend much of their time resting. Unlike other species if shark that must constantly swim to breath, whitetip reef sharks can pump water over their gills.
They are night hunters and their slim bodies enable them to force their way into the cracks and crevices of the reef.

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