mid-atlantic whales

I was asked to create an illustration to submit to the scientific journal Nature as a potential cover. Various species of  Atlantic whales were observed to all feed on the Mid-Atlantic Red Herring, and the team who submitted the article needed an illustration representing the central role of these fish in the whales' diets. All the species of whale in the study are represented in the illustration, with the herring taking a central role in their characteristic bait ball. Whales which ate the fish less are presented on the edges of the illustration. I turned the piece around in under a week , and though it did not get picked for the cover, the client was thrilled with how it turned out.
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