The Surf Line by Bruce Muir
24″x30″ Oils on Canvas
c/o the artist
This is the type of scene that Bruce Muir is known for; emotive over and under portraits of wildlife in the pacific. There are several types of Killer Whales (Orca). Some eat only salmon, others specialize in hunting in-shore marine mammals and yet another group are known to hunt other whales. It was this remarkable hunting strategy that led to the nickname ‘Killer Whales’. A fourth type has recently been identified roaming way off-shore.
Native lore is highly observant of these creatures and their behavior; describing them as ‘Wolves of the Sea’. Indeed, an Orca pod’s pack hunting skills and social structure is in fact remarkably like Wolves.