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.

Monday, February 1, 2016

#806: Viperfish

The Viperfish grows between 30-60 cm in length, and makes his home in the depths of the ocean - down to 1,500 m. In this lightless environment, he lures prey towards him using his bioluminscent photophores, both the one attached to his dorsal fin and lights along his body. His fangs remain folded back in his jaw, rather like a viper's, for they are so long he would be unable to close his mouth. These are used to incapicitate his prey.

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