Style1½ inches thick (3.75 cm) Product Details Artist grade canvas, archival inks, wooden stretcher bars, and UVB protective coating
AvailablityUsually ships within five business days. ArtistMundy Hackett Platinum Member CollectionWildlife
Description This is a young (pup) Eastern spotted skunk (Spilogale putoius). They are a fairly unknown species in the Eastern half of the United States. I study them and other carnivores in Missouri where I was getting my PHD. From 1940-1980 their population numbers throughout their range declined precipitously by 99% (conservative estimate). They are excellent tree climber like gray fox, they do have a smelly scent gland for defense like the better known striped skunk, but they only weight about 2-3 pounds so they are much smaller by half. Curious and highly intelligent, they are actually better mousers than cats. This was an abandoned one that we took in and raised for educational presentations. It's affectionately called Charley 'Squirt' Whiff!
Mundy Hackett, Lanexa, Virginia Member Since July 2007 Artist Statement I am a wildlife ecologist, and I have been serious about wildlife photography for 10+ years. I love to photograph all aspects of the natural world, but my favorite subjects are the felines (wild and domesticated). I have begun to branch out in my nature work, incorporating more involvement of the digital darkroom in creating the types of evocative scenes that sometines only the brush can capture. If you like my work I hope you will spend some time travelling through my diverse gallery offerings, and please by all means feel free to share my work with your family and friends. The more the merrier. I shoot with professional Nikon bodies and lenses and use Photoshop CS. If you would like to see something specific feel free to drop me a line, I love requests. Thank you for taking the time to view my work, it is my pleasure to share the natural wonders of our world with you all, and hopefully I can show it to you in a unique and artistic way that makes you feel closer to it and cherish it more with every passing day!