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Eusthenopteron foordi

date. 2020

medium. Adobe Photoshop CC

description. A lone Eusthenopteron bides his time under the sunken trees and submerged foliage of a Devonian estuary. Using his lobed fins and powerful tail, he waits and watched for the silhouettes of prey against the surface. Initially painted as a conceptual image to accompany the larger Eusthenopteron sculpture series, the painting was designed to express how this animal likely lived as an ambush predator. Eusthenopteron was likely able to clamber and crawl trough the dense vegetation of the Devonion Miguasha Formation searching for other smaller fishes and placoderms. 

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