Big Blue - (Copyright Craig Bertram Smith-2012)
Acrylic on Board (103cm X 53cm)
The strength and majesty of billfishes are unmatched. Reaching weights of over 1500lb, they are at the top of the food chain,
an intimidating sight for any smaller fish. They move with effortless grace and are perfectly designed for speed,
making them arguably the fastest in the ocean.
Also amongst the oceans sprinters, are tuna. These medium sized yellow-fin tuna, featured in the painting, are already
efficient predators in their own right. It is incredible to note that tuna and even sometimes smaller billfish, form part
of the diet of these big fish. I wanted to exhibit this apex predator in action, emphasizing a predator so well adapted
to a high paced existence where speed really counts.
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