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Tumblebug

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Tumblebug

325.00

During the months following rain we are always fascinated with the antics of the larger dung beetles after seeing them homing in by wing to freshly laid elephant dung and breaking up the mass into balls.  The almost perfectly spherical balls are then rolled away by the males doing a hand stand and pushing backwards with their hind legs.  Fights often breakout between males over who rightfully owns the ball of dung.  The balls will be buried and a courting female will lay a single egg in its centre.

“Tumblebug” Unframed Limited Edition Giclee Prints 50 signed & numbered by Chris with a Certificate of Authenticity

400 x 305 mm

Graphite pencil

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During the months following rain we are always fascinated with the antics of the larger dung beetles after seeing them homing in by wing to freshly laid elephant dung and breaking up the mass into balls.  The almost perfectly spherical balls are then rolled away by the males doing a hand stand and pushing backwards with their hind legs.  Fights often breakout between males over who rightfully owns the ball of dung.  The balls will be buried and a courting female will lay a single egg in its centre.

“Tumblebug” Unframed Limited Edition Giclee Prints 50 signed & numbered by Chris with a Certificate of Authenticity

400 x 305 mm

Graphite pencil

During the months following rain we are always fascinated with the antics of the larger dung beetles after seeing them homing in by wing to freshly laid elephant dung and breaking up the mass into balls.  The almost perfectly spherical balls are then rolled away by the males doing a hand stand and pushing backwards with their hind legs.  Fights often breakout between males over who rightfully owns the ball of dung.  The balls will be buried and a courting female will lay a single egg in its centre.

 AWARDS:  This drawing won third prize in the drawing section of the Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize held in Adelaide 2004.  It went on tour for six months around Australia.

Selected to hang in the “Focus On Nature” exhibition being held at the New York State Museum, Albany USA April 2010 until the end of October, 2010. Won a Special Jury Award at the exhibition 1 of 13 Awarded World Wide.
Purchased by New York State Museum, Albany, New York State 2018