Saturday, September 1, 2012
Glider came into being after seeing a photo I took while in the Tampa Aquarium. This turtle was gorgeous and a permanent resident. It apparently was the victim of a shark attack as it had a large bite taken out of his side. It was not a killing blow, just a massive amount of damage. I don't know where this turtle recovered, possibly at the turtle hospital in Marathon, Florida. All I know, is it now calls home an aquarium that take very good care of it. This beauty swam beautifully despite the damage to it's shell. It loved to come close to the window of the tank, peering at the visitors apparently looking for a hand out.
Glider~Acrylic on Canvas~6 x 12