Giant Cuttlefish - Sepia apama

Works on Paper

Finalist

Pastel

80 x 99cm

Giant cuttlefish display spectacular colours and behaviour during their annual spawning in upper Spencer Gulf.  As a diver, I’ve been enchanted by these intriguing animals.  As an artist, I’ve captured one fleeting moment.  As an amateur ecologist, I’m aware noise and hyper-saline outflow from a desalination plant threaten their future. 

by Nicki Somerville