Girl named Fish

I post sketches and finished work. Re-blog animations and useful tutorials.

tokitaee:

tokitaee:

An orca calf cries as its taken away from its mother to be sold to a marine park. Think of this sound when you’re standing in underwater viewing feeling like that whale loves you and wants to be around you. Wild orca captures are still very real.

Reblogging for new followers because I feel this is so important.
This is what Corky, Ulises, Kasatka, Katina, Kanduke, Kenau, Tilikum, Lolita, Hugo, Gudrun, Kiska, and all the other wild-caught orcas went through when they were young. It is traumatizing. It is violent. It still happens. And supporting any park that holds these animals captive ensures that it will continue.

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— 3 days ago with 264 notes
Crazy Walks

mnmaa:

Students worked together in this silly walk animation challenge by combining random halves of characters. Then they teamed up to animate a lower half, then an upper half. Cj O’harra, John Spooner, Joe Prest, and Violet Sunde worked on these great walks!

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bathe-the-whales:

orcalovingbeing:

sauvezshamu:

A girl meets a whale in captivity and through their experience she realizes it needs to be free.

This is a in progress cut of what will be The Orca Awareness Project scheduled to be completed Fall 2014.

I LOVE THIS SO MUCH. 

This is beautiful

Oh my gosh! Our little short has so many notes now! Thank you everyone! 8’D so pumped to finish this!

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— 1 week ago with 388 notes
#orca  #anticap  #blackfish  #free the whales!  #orca awareness movie  #animation  #watch this 

Metro transit pics

— 1 week ago

trynottodrown:

NOAA Grants SeaWorld Permit to Import Captive Dolphin Kirara from Japan

SeaWorld LLC quietly submitted an application to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in August 2012, requesting the import of captive Pacific white-sided dolphin, Kirara from Kamogawa SeaWorld in Japan. Just as quietly, in a federal register notice released Sunday night but dated for Monday June 7th, the NOAA has granted SeaWorld their permit to import this dolphin for “public display”.

As the permit is open until June 30th, 2017, SeaWorld could import Kirara at any time before that date. SeaWorld has estimated that her transport from Kamogawa Sea World to SeaWorld San Antonio in Texas will take approximately 22 hours. During this time, Kirara, like so many other whales and dolphins transported by the greedy captive industry, will be confined to a tiny, dark crate for the long and frightening trip via aircraft and truck.

Below is a graphic taken directly from SeaWorld’s permit application, depicting the method in which Kirara will be relocated. SeaWorld writes, “The animal will be transported under the direct supervision of the SeaWorld professional staff. A veterinarian will accompany the animal at all times during the move.” They then incorrectly state, “We have attached for your consideration an illustration of the transport unit which will be utilized to move this pilot whale.” The fact that the caring professionals at SeaWorld can’t even remember which species of dolphin they’re currently planning to transport for imprisonment is telling. Kirara was born in captivity at Kamogawa Sea World, but her parents were taken from the wild. SeaWorld’s application states “the sire, CO9L0047, and the dam, CO9L0046, were collected from a set net procedure in the Kyoto Prefecture on 2-8-94 and 2-9-94 and transported to the Kinosaki Aquarium. They were transferred to Kamogawa Sea World on 11-8-94.” Kamogawa Sea World stresses that they were not caught in a drive fishery such as the brutal and infamous hunt in Taiji, but this indicates that they were intentionally taken for captivity. As we have previously stated, in Taiji, Pacific white-sided dolphins are no longer driven into the Cove like other species of dolphins, as they tend to throw themselves onto the rocks in their extreme fear and desperation to escape. They are now captured in nets beyond the Cove.

“Though Kirara was captive-born, by allowing this dolphin born of wild-caught parents to be imported by SeaWorld from Japan for captivity, the NOAA is supporting Japan’s continued capture and killing of dolphins. “Sea Shepherd is outraged that this federal agency would stand behind Japan’s horrific treatment of intelligent, socially complex marine mammals, especially as the United States government has condemned Japan’s drive fisheries and illegal whale hunts,” said Sea Shepherd USA Administrative Director Susan Hartland.

CALL TO ACTION: Join Sea Shepherd in asking SeaWorld not to import Kirara for display at SeaWorld San Antonio. We must keep the pressure on and let SeaWorld know that the public stands against Japan’s cruel capture and slaughter of dolphins and the global captive industry’s ongoing financial support of these atrocities. SeaWorld and friends have enough blood on their hands.

Please use the contact information below to ask SeaWorld to halt plans to transport Kirara.

Brad F. Andrews
Chief Zoological Officer
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, Inc.
9205 South Park Circle, Suite 400
Orlando, FL 32819
Tel: (407) 226-5182
E-mail: brad.andrews@seaworld.com

Office of Protected Resources (F/PR)
National Marine Fisheries Service
1315 East-West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone: 301-427-8400
Fax: 301-713-0376

Email: PR.webmaster@noaa.org

Jennifer Skidmore
Fisheries Management Specialist
Office of Protected Resources (F/PR)
National Marine Fisheries Service
1315 East-West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone: (301)427-8401
Fax: (301)713-0376
Email: jennifer.skidmore@noaa.gov

SeaWorld Twitter

SeaWorld San Antonio Facebook

SeaWorld San Antonio Twitter

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lafesmith:

I’ll be dipped. It’s #BatmanDay! #Batman75

lafesmith:

I’ll be dipped. It’s #BatmanDay! #Batman75

— 1 week ago with 7 notes
#lafe smith  #batman  #ink  #amazing 
 Tendaji character Vollerei for robot kitten (gaia)

 Tendaji character Vollerei for robot kitten (gaia)

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#tendaji  #Vollerei  #robot kitten  #Elf Princess Flannery 

fucktonofanatomyreferences:

A glorious fuck-ton of perspective angle references (per request).

[From various sources.]

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— 1 week ago with 144598 notes
#oh fuck yes 

Train concepts

— 1 week ago
Naevius of Tendaji
character belongs to Nilah44
opened ooc art shop and offering small animation!

Naevius of Tendaji

character belongs to Nilah44

opened ooc art shop and offering small animation!

— 1 week ago with 1 note
#Tendaji  #Neavius  #Nilah44  #animation  #blinking 
*Baba writing furiously*
fun gif art to add to her journal

*Baba writing furiously*

fun gif art to add to her journal

— 1 week ago with 7 notes
#tendaji  #Baba  #Baba yaga 

beppski:

Jump!

omg to cute! my two favorite animals <3

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orcasorcas:

Photo and caption by  Isabelle Dupre 
Back flip of a wild orca (Orcinus orca) in the waters off Norway. This young female did the same breach three times close to our boat. I have never ever seen a breach like that from a wild orca. I cannot recall any picture taken of such a breach in the wild. The second time she breached, I was able to capture the reflection of the female on the still water of the sea which was like a mirror. It is one of my best memories in my photographing experience.
Location: Norway - Vesteralen Islands - Offshore

orcasorcas:

Photo and caption by Isabelle Dupre

Back flip of a wild orca (Orcinus orca) in the waters off Norway. This young female did the same breach three times close to our boat. I have never ever seen a breach like that from a wild orca. I cannot recall any picture taken of such a breach in the wild. The second time she breached, I was able to capture the reflection of the female on the still water of the sea which was like a mirror. It is one of my best memories in my photographing experience.

Location: Norway - Vesteralen Islands - Offshore

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— 1 week ago with 1005 notes