Category: Artwork

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Illustrations

Recent illustrations, diagrams, and maps created for my book projects. The wildlife illustrations were done in Adobe Photoshop. The maps and diagrams are primarily created in Adobe Illustrator.

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Labrador duck drake

Labrador Duck drake (Camptorhynchus labradorius), an extinct species that once wintered off the New England and mid-Atlantic coasts. Last seen alive in 1875. A reminder that we can lose whole species, and that we stand to lose many more in the next century if we don't change our ways very soon. Photoshop illustration.

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Labrador Duck (detail)

  Labrador Duck drake (Camptorhynchus labradorius), head detail. Photoshop illustration.

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Sharp-shinned Hawk, detail

Full-sized detail of Sharp-shinned Hawk, Copyright ©2013, by Patrick J. Lynch.

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Sharp-shinned Hawk illustration

Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatus), Photoshop, Copyright ©2013, by Patrick J. Lynch.

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Wood Duck (Aix sponsa)

Wood Duck family (Aix sponsa). Photoshop painting. Available as a limited edition print.

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Local toughs

For some reason many people aren't fond of Blue Jays (Cyanocitta cristata), but I just love it when a gang of these big raucous songbirds show up at the backyard feeders. American birders often take this gorgeous bird for granted, but Blue Jays are usually the first species European visitors want to track down in ...

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Sailfish (Istiophorus platypterus)

What use is a sailfish's sail to that fish? Why should this fish which seems to be an unsuccessful model, an earlier and more fantastic model for the marlin, thin where the marlin is rounded, weak where the marlin is strong, provided with insufficient pectoral fins and too small a tail for its size, have ...

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Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon)

Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon), Photoshop painting. Available as a limited edition print.  

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Five species of Western Atlantic Flyingfish

An old favorite plate from both my offshore field guides, A Field Guide to North Atlantic Wildlife, and A Field Guide to the Southeast Coast & Gulf of Mexico. Also available as a limited edition print.