About the Project

The ZooTrophy Animal-a-Day project began on October 15th, 2013 as illustrator Angela "LemurKat" Oliver began working her way, systematically but selectively, through the alphabet and presenting, via social media, an illustrated animal to the world. Daily.

All pieces are drawn as 2.5 x 3.5 inch collectible cards, using a combination of polychromos and prismacolor pencils, along with other art materials. Many are still available for purchase ($10) or trade, so drop her an email if anything captures your eye or if there is an animal you wish to request.

It is predicted this project will take her at least two years to complete - with approximately 36 animals being drawn for each letter. She has also used the images to create a collectible hardback encyclopedia series, playing cards and a desk calendar, as well as the ZooTrophy collectible trading card game.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Creature Feature #297: Halibut

The Halibut is the largest flatfish species, with some individuals weighing over 200 kg. He begins life pale coloured, with eyes on both sides of his body and swims like a salmon. As he matures, his left eye eye begins to migrate over to the right side of his body, which also begins to grow darker in colouration. This allows him camouflage from above where he blends in with the ocean floor, and from below when he becomes less visible against the light. This trait is found in many fish species. He commonly rests on the ocean bed and forages for other fish, crustaceans and anything he can fit in his mouth.

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