Redeye Piranha 7346

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

Image Details

Serrasalmus rhombeus 7346 – February, 2020

Caño El Tesoro, Vichada Department, Colombia

(Western Guiana Shield)

Sony ILCE-6500, Sony E 30mm f/3.5 Macro Lens

Aquapac SLR Case

f/3.5, 1/80, ISO 200, -0.7 e.v.

Latitude: 6° 3’34.09”N

Longitude: 67°29’59.97”W


Explorer’s Notes

One of the largest piranhas in the world, which as adults inhabit the main channels of larger rivers.

When young, they are solitary fish that sometimes enter smaller creeks where they spend their time stalking larger fish.

They hide under sunken tree trunks waiting for a larger fish to swim overhead, striking from underneath, and biting their anal fin or the bottom of their caudal fin (pterygophagy).

As Redeye Piranhas swim around, most of the fish recognize them and swim away before they get bitten. So, another strategy they use is to swim around getting behind every fish until they find one that does not recognize them, then they bite their fins.

Photographing them is a challenge due to their shy nature and the fact that they lurk in the dark.


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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