This drawing was started but never finished. It hasn’t been sprayed with fixative yet, so it may one day be finished. I’ve started to lose count of the number of British counties in which I’ve seen otters, which is a really good sign as far as the species’ recovery is concerned… Gloucestershire, Dorset, Lancashire, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Argyllshire, Inverness-shire and possibly one or two others. The Otter in this drawing was on the River Stour in Dorset – one of the better-known locations in England for watching Otters.
This drawing was based on a photograph I took in Udawalawe, Sri Lanka. The Sri Lankan sub-species is the largest of the Asian elephants. Only 7% of the males have tusks, so it was nice to come across this individual, accompanied by a family group including a young calf. Udawalawe ... Read more