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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.

Photoshop illustration of a Labrador Duck.

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.

Head detail of a Labrador Duck illustration.

Labrador Duck (detail)

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

Wood Duck family. Photoshop. ©Patrick J. Lynch, 2017. All rights reserved.

Wood Duck (Aix sponsa)

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

Illustration of a Blue Jay, see in a side view.

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 ...

Illustration of 5 species of Atlantic flying fish.

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.

Painting of Red-breasted and White-breasted Nuthatches

Our two nuthatch species

We have two nuthatch species here in Connecticut: the White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis), and the Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis). Both are particularly obvious at this time of year, both in the wild creeping over tree trunks, and at backyard feeders. .

Detail of a painting of a juvenile Bald Eagle.

Connecticut River Bald Eagles

Bald Eagles are one of the great environmental success stories of the last 40 years. After a devastating population drop due to DDT damage to their eggs in the 1960s, Bald Eagles have made a spectacular comeback since the early 1990s. You can now routinely expect to see Bald Eagles at all of the major ...

Oil painting by Willard Metcalf "Thawing Brook (Winter Shadows), from 1911.

Willard Metcalf: Thawing Brook (Winter Shadows), 1911

A perfect Metcalf painting for a sunny winter day in the aftermath of the recent "blizzardcaine," Storm Nemo. Willard Leroy Metcalf (1858–1925) is normally grouped with the American Impressionists, but Metcalf has always been one of my favorite American painters precisely because he never shaped his paintings to fit the mold of conventional painterly "Impressionist" ...