Monday, June 20, 2011

Animal Alphabet: L is for Lungfish

A quick "Animal Alphabet" post this week, mostly because I don't have a lot to say.

You see, in my mental zoo, L has to be for Lungfish. Such has it always been.

Besides, it's been a while since I drew a weird fish.

I have always thought these guys are cool, since I was maybe three years old. When their ponds and pools dry up, they can hibernate under the mud, or they can slither off through the air looking for a deeper hole. I think if you grow up knowing about the existence of oddball animals like these, you're much more likely to appreciate Darwin's insights.

I realize that by doing a semi-amphibious fish this week, I'm pretty much robbing myself of "mudskipper" for next week, but I have something else planned (a lizard with an awesome name).


Curious Art said...

Great lungfish! I have a great fondness for such oddball creatures as well. "Endless forms most beautiful" says it for me, even though most would call the lungfish ugly.

Now I have to go figure out what that lizard might be... ;-)

Isaac said...

I'll give you another hint on the lizard: it's Australian.