A Formidable Display

Works On Paper

Finalist

Coloured pencil, 90cm x 124cm
 
The graphite and coloured pencil drawing of A Formidable Display portrays the terrifying and enormous gape of the territorial male hippopotamus facing a challenger, while a cow with calf shows her concern. The scene is typical of the aggressive yet social behaviour of these beasts wallowing in the incoming floodwaters of the Okavango Delta.

by Chris McClelland