Antipodean Fur Seals of Australia and New Zealand

Antipodean Fur Seals of Australia and New Zealand

Below you can find part of our new collection for 2020. The work was produced during December 2019 in Barunguba or Montague Island in the Barunbuga Island Nature Reserve in New South Wales, Australia. To continue working on our collection “Antipodean Fur Seals of Australia and New Zealand” In February 2020 we flew to New[…]

Happy World Arbor Day 2020

Curtain Fig Tree

In #worldaborday at #spacewhale we want to celebrate the positively bewildering variety of plant species on Earth 🌎. The tree you see is the famous #curtainfigtree or giant curtain-shaped fig tree, a specimen of more than 500 years in #farnorthqueensland #australia where we took the photo in December 2019. It is one of the largest[…]

What is the alluring Bakhoor?

Bakhoor or Bukhoor (بخور‎ [bɑˈxuːɾ, bʊ-] is a wood-chip-based Middle Eastern incense which has been submerged in perfumed oil and mixed with other natural ingredients such as resin, sandalwood essential oils among others. These scented chips are mostly from the heavily oil-laden Oudh wood of the Aquilaria family of tropical trees and are burned in[…]

Celebrating the upcoming NASA and SpaceX Memorable Demo-2 mission

On May the 27th 2020 from Kennedy Space Center, at the mythical SpaceX’s Launch Complex 39A the first astronaut aboard a private spacecraft will launch from the US. The launch is the first crewed mission in NASA’s Commercial Crew program where they won’t be paying the 85 million dollars per seat ride (2018’s price) that[…]

“Screws fall out all the time, the world is an imperfect place.”

Don't You Forget About Me

Dear Friends, as on Monday, March the 9th there are thousands of confirmed cases of coronavirus globally. After China, Italy, Iran, and here in Spain are the main hotspots for the disease. Well, the time has come for us to take the difficult but responsible decision of closing our doors. We aim to re-assess the[…]

Behold: “The Temple of Flora”

The Sacred Egyptian Bean

At SpaceWhale we previously wrote a short post on one of Thornton’s magnificent works but we feel we needed to feature him on a lengthier post as he very well deserves. Robert John Thornton (1768–1837) was an English physician and botanical writer noted for “A New Illustration of the Sexual System of Carolus Von Linnæus”[…]

Louis Agassiz Fuertes

African Harrier Hawk

This week we have the pleasure of introducing you to Louis Agassiz Fuertes (1874-1927). Louis was an American ornithologist, illustrator, and artist who set the rigorous and current-day standards for ornithological art and naturalist depiction and is considered as one of the most prolific American bird artists, second only to his guiding professional predecessor John[…]