The Art of Discovering Whales
by Larry Foster
The Art of Discovering Whales by Larry Foster
From the cover:
Larry Foster is the only scientific artist to commit his entire fifty-plus-year career to producing anatomically correct portrayals of Cetacea—whales, dolphins, and porpoises. Foster’s pioneering images have been seen in the National Geographic, Smithsonian, and BBC Wildlife magazines, and scores of other publications, as well as in the bestseller The Sierra Club Handbook of Whales and Dolphins.
In The Art of Discovering Whales, Larry Foster describes his journey, devoting decades of countless hours of research and study to showing whale lovers everywhere the true body shapes of whales. His goal: to debunk the centuries-old myths that incorrectly presented whales as grotesque, blimp-like, and dangerous animals, and to accurately depict whales, dolphins, and porpoises as the graceful, sleek, and streamlined marine mammals they really are.