Artwork / Baby Sees ABCs / E Is for Echidna

short-beaked echidna, wildlife art, colorful and dynamic
Gwenn Seemel
E Is for Echidna
acrylic on panel
14 x 14 inches


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The first names embedded in this image are Eartha, Eben, Ed, Elaine, Eleanor, Electra, Eli, Elijah, Elise, Elizabeth, Ella, Eloise, Elolo, Emilia, Emily, Emma, Erika, Erin, Ernest, Esperanza, Ethan, Eugénie, Evan, Everly, Evlyn, and Ezra.

This Australian egg-laying mammal hunts for ants and termites using its sense of smell and also electroreception, which detects the electromagnetic signals emitted by all living things. This sense is more common in aquatic animals, including sharks, because water is a better conductor than air, and the only other egg-laying mammal living today, the platypus, is also the only other terrestrial vertebrate capable of electroreception.

You can watch the making of E Is for Echidna.

short-beaked echidna face painted by Gwenn Seemel
detail image