How Whales and Wolves Help Save the Earth – Saving Wild.
Visit these links for amazing video of Whales and Wolves….what a lovely and thought provoking “Saving Wild” blog Lori Robinson writes….about some of my favourite animals…
Here below is a Blue whale painting that I did after staying at Kalk Bay, Cape Town, one August with dear friends..
I walked on the shore every day and had Southern Right Whales breaching and rolling before me, some mothers clasping tiny babies in their fins…the gentleness of a “Whale Hug” has to be seen to be believed……bliss…
But I digress…this painting of mine is of a Blue Whale- inspired by the book “Elephantoms” by Lyall Watson, who proposed synergies between Whale and Elephant communications. fascinating…the blue whale has the most powerful and deepest voice in the animal kingdom, and its low-frequency sounds can travel in deep water over hundreds of miles. So, similar to elephants, animals which may appear to us to be alone may actually be talking to others hundreds of miles away……
“Whale Song”, by Lin Barrie, oil on canvas board, 91 x 61 cm
Whale Song, acrylic on canvas board
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The Save Valley Conservancy stretches along the upper reaches of the great Save River in the south east of Zimbabwe. The Gonarezhou National Park laps against the southern banks of the Save River and between these two nestles the Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve. These three celebrated wildlife areas form part of the Greater Limpopo Transfrontier Conservation Area, (GLTFCA)- a unique wilderness jewel which is home to the “Big Five” (endangered Black and White rhinos, elephants, buffalo, lion, leopard) and the ”Little Six” (Klipspringer, Suni, Duiker, Steenbok, Sharpe's Grysbok and Oribi). Endangered African wild dogs, Cheetah, Brown hyena, Bat-eared foxes and a host of special birds and plants contribute to the immense variety of this ecosystem. Communities around the GLTFCA contribute to innovative partnerships with National Parks and the private sector, forming a sound base on which to manage social, economic and environmental issues.
This is home to artist and writer Lin Barrie and her life partner, conservationist Clive Stockil.
Expressing her hopes, fears and love for this special ecosystem with oil paints on canvas, Lin Barrie believes that the essence of a landscape, person or animal, can only truly be captured by direct observation.
Lin Barrie states: “Through my art, and my writing, I feel an intimate connection with the natural world, and from my extensive field sketches of wild animals, people and landscapes, I create larger works on canvas.
Lin's work is in various public and private collections in South Africa, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Australia, England, Canada, Sweden and the United States of America. She is represented by galleries in South Africa, Zimbabwe, England, Kenya and Florida, USA.
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