I can’t say that I like sharks, or even that they’re one of the animals that particularly catches my imagination. But in some ways that’s all the more reason to celebrate them. After all, the creatures of this world, unlike the creatures of fantasy, exist for their own sakes, not merely for our interest.
[Pictures: Vulpecula alia, wood block print from De piscibus by Ulyssis Aldrovandi, 1613 (Image from AMS Historica);
Shiver of Hammerheads, linocut by Katherine Grey (Image from her Etsy shop TheGreyFoxStudio);
Moving Parts, linocut by Claire S. (Image from her Etsy shop TheGoodInk);
Drowned Apse, linocut by Roger Peet, 2015 (Image from his Etsy shop TooSphexy).]