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The blog serves as a collection space for a variety of musings and observations of the world around us...through the use of sketches, drawings, photos, images and videos...intended to be shared and to stimulate thoughts, ideas and inspirations...douglas wittnebel

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Scenes of the wildlife at Isla Guadalupe



Selected sketch scenes of the pinnipeds and sharks viewed off of the coast of the island...

Monday, September 20, 2010

fold out panorama view of portrait format images of the diving trip

I brewed this up in photoshop with the idea of creating a fold out sequence of images within a watery realm...

Sunday, September 19, 2010

some views of the island from the boat...

two views of the island from the boat...22 miles in length, the volcanic geological formation is now essentially denuded from most plant and tree life, as a result of the release of goats on the island several centuries before...

Saturday, September 18, 2010

SOLMAR V boat view of the bow and cage/crane and watercolor from above of shark below surface

The SOLMAR V anchored off the coast of Isla Guadalupe with the crane suspended shark cage, bow view...and a watercolor view of a shark below the water surface

Monday, September 13, 2010

Starboard Shark Cage, SOLMAR V diving boat

A watercolor view of the starboard mounted shark cage, suspended by the upper deck crane and dropped to about eleven meters below sea level...off of the coast of Isla Guadalupe...in the environs of great white sharks...

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Journey to Isla Guadalupe

Have just returned from a memorable journey to the Oceano Pacifico, and Isla Guadalupe, about 185 miles south west of Ensenada, Mexico.   It was a truly fascinating trip that included diving in cages with Great White Sharks and habitat viewing of a variety of pinnipeds on this natural preserve.   I am going to begin with a posting of the maps that I have drawn of the region and the island and then follow up with some details on what can be seen and observed...

Grand Canyon Sketches 2009

Grand Canyon Sketches 2009
a selection of sketches from the Grand Canyon