How beautiful is this painting of emperor penguins walking in a snowstorm?
People from around the world love penguins. These iconic animals have inspired many artists and creative projects, including the photo of the two widowed penguins and a series about life in antarctica. British artist Sophie Green—who is known for her hyperrealistic depictions of wildlife—captured a group of emperor penguins walking in a snowstorm in her acrylic painting, The March.
This large, horizontal work perfectly captures the arduous life of penguins living in Antarctica. Its minimalist composition draws attention to the detailed rendering of each bird. Fortunately, Green’s efforts were recognized, as this work was shortlisted for the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation‘s Wildlife Artist of the Year Award 2021 and received commendations. Furthermore, this piece made the cover of the Artists for Conservationexhibition book and was runner-up in the BBC Wildlife magazine’s People’s Choice award.