Robert Bateman - Tsitika and Her Son
We heard the orcas before we saw them. On the boat's hydrophone, their squeals, squeaks, whistles and sighs sounded as if they were echoing in a cavernous space. Finally the mist lifted a little and we saw a phalanx of black dorsal fins not too far off - a family pod. Then the mist swallowed them up again. Perhaps one of the pods we glimpsed on that magical day of whale watching belonged to a whale that researchers have named Tsitika, an orca matriarch whose life history has given me a glimpse into the orca world. Tsitika and her family belong to the northern resident population of British Columbia killer whales. They have a remarkable social system that we are just beginning to understand. - RB

Robert Bateman - Tsitika and Her Son

Release Year: 2006
Size: 28 x 42
Form: limited edition giclée on canvas
Edition Size: 180 numbered and hand signed by the artist
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Custom Framing: available upon request

Product Code: BATTS2

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