Pike Characin 6607

24 x 36 in – Series of 20
Dye sublimation on aluminum

Image Details

Acestrorhynchus microlepis 6607 – August, 2012

Caño Morrocoy, Apure, Venezuela

(Flooded Savannas)

Sony NEX-7, Sony E 30mm f/3.5 Macro Lens

Aquapac SLR Case

f/4, 1/200, ISO 250, 0 e.v.

Latitude: 6°56’4.58”N

Longitude: 67°32’37.87”W


Explorer’s Notes

Pike Characins are such cool fish to see in the wild as they school in the wide-open, barren areas of the river.

They drift slowly around one meter below the water’s surface, patrolling large areas of their underwater habitat.

When something edible falls in the water, small tetras swim and group-in to eat. At that moment Pike Characins attack them at lightning speed while they are distracted.

After the strike, all you see is a cloud of shimmering stars, shining, which are lots of sparkling tetra scales, sinking to the bottom of the river.

They are usually quite curious and will approach you, look at you for a couple of seconds, and then swim away, to do their microlepis thing.


What exactly am I purchasing?

You are buying the artwork that is in front of you in the gallery. It is number one in a series of 20 for that size and medium. Once you purchase it, you can pick it up after the exhibition closes (around August 1st) or arrange for shipping or delivery to your home. You will also receive a certificate of authenticity that will be mailed to you within 30 days of purchase.

What is a Dye Sublimation in Aluminum metal print?

The piece you are purchasing is a Chromaluxe dye sublimation on aluminum. Heat infused aluminum prints have been shown to resist fading for 65+ years and last 2-4 times longer than traditional photo-based silver papers.

Is this artwork part of a series? If so, how many were printed?

The prints in this exhibition are a series of 20, so only 20 of this specific size and media will ever be made.

Who is Ivan Mikolji?

“You Cannot Preserve What You Don’t Know Exists.” Groundbreaking Venezuelan artist and river explorer Ivan Mikolji’s motto exemplifies his life’s mission: to promote knowledge and inspire the preservation of the planet’s aquatic ecosystems.

Mikolji’s artwork celebrates the elements, aquascapes, and landscapes that he has intimately experienced as a lifetime explorer, researcher, and photographer. Mikolji’s artwork guides the viewer’s journey into rarely seen underwater worlds.

Free Book with Print

Special exhibition promotion.

Get a complimentary copy of the book Fishes of the Orinoco in the Wild by Ivan Mikolji with your metal print investment, or Get a 10% coupon when you purchase the book online on our website.

You can also purchase the book in person at Books and Books in Coral Gables or online at Amazon.com

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