I met the hazel eyes of the shadowsinger. The cool face that hid such pain—and kindness. He had come. Cassian had come. The Illyrians fell into place beside me.
Hello yall! Here is the Winter Court scene I did for FaeCrate! I had such a good time painting this and by the gods, I hope I did them justice. This was completed a few months ago, but was only just able to show you all now. This was the first painting I think I have ever done with more than one character haha. Hope you all like it :)
Some manta rays glide inches over me and my camera in Indonesia’s Raja Ampat. Mantas are filter feeders and eat large quantities of zooplankton, which they swallow with their open mouths as they swim. Please go to @mattiasklumofficial to see this incredible ecosystem from above! Mantas do visit cleaning stations for the removal of parasites like in this short film. The largest mantas can reach 1,350 kg (2,980 lb) and at least 7 m (23 ft) in “wingspan”. In 2014, Indonesia brought in a fishing and export ban as it realized that manta ray tourism is more economically beneficial than allowing the fish to be killed. A dead manta is worth $50 to $600 while manta ray tourism can bring in $1 million during the life of a single manta ray. Indonesia has 2.2 million square miles of ocean and this is now the world’s largest sanctuary for manta rays. Mantas have one of the highest brain-to-body mass ratios of all fish and if approached with care and respect they can be curious and spend a long time with you. The coral reefs of Raja Ampat are some of the richest marine habitats on Earth. Let’s protect Raja Ampat and other fragile marine ecosystems!