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"Tsitika and Her Son"
Robert Bateman

"Tsitika and Her Son - Orcas" by Robert Bateman

Giclée Canvas Renaissance Edition:
Giclée on Canvas
Edition Size: 180 signed and numbered prints; 50 artist's proofs
Image Size: 40" x 30"
Issue Price: Canadian $1,695.00; approx. US $1,525.00
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Regular Edition:
Limited Edition on Paper
Edition Size: 1,500 signed and numbered prints
Image Size: 32-1/2" x 15-1/2"
Issue Price:
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"We heard the orcas before we saw them. On the boat's hydrophone their squeals, squeaks, whistles and sighs sounded as if they were echoing in a cavernous space. Finally the mist lifted a little and we saw a phalanx of black dorsal fins not too far off - a family pod. Then the mist swallowed them up again. Perhaps one of the pods we glimpsed on that magical day of whale watching belonged to a whale that researchers have named Tsitika, an orca matriarch whose life history has given me a glimpse into the orca world.  Tsitika and her family belong to the northern resident population of British Columbia killer whales. They have a remarkable social system that we are just beginning to understand." - Robert Bateman