Timothy Davison is a wildlife artist, educator, and speaker. This native of Wahoo, Nebraska has traveled extensively throughout the United States while working with not-for-profits, zoos, and wildlife rescues. In doing so, he has worked with a multitude of animal ambassadors, and has spoken to over a million people about conservation and sustainability.

Green Sea Turtle

6″ x 12″

Oil on Wood

I painted this while I was working at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium where this green sea turtle lived. Once upon a time, he lived in the Atlantic Ocean, but was caught off guard when the waters off the Carolinas became too cold. He beached himself and was stunned by the cold. He was eventually deemed un-releasable and found his way to Omaha.

I remember being a kid growing up in Nebraska and going to this zoo. I had never seen an ocean. They seemed like a million miles away. But seeing a turtle like this swim inches from my face that was always pressed up against the glass, it made the world seem smaller. Eventually, I would swim alongside turtles like this, and help teach others how awesome these animals are and how they could help save them from extinction.

SIMILAR WORK

Hammerhead in Blue and Green - Square
Moorish Idol - Square
2018-09-16T00:19:30+00:00