Striped Pike Characin 4864

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

Image Details

Boulengerella lateristriga 4864 – February, 2020

Caño Verde, Vichada Department, Colombia

(Western Guiana Shield)

Sony SLT-A99V, Sony A 50mm f/2.8 Macro Lens

Ewa-Marine U-B 100 Underwater Housing

f/2.8, 1/200, ISO 200, -0.5 e.v.

Latitude: 6° 4’28.80”N

Longitude: 67°32’45.58”W


Explorer’s Notes

I have encountered these fish many times in my expeditions and they show the same shy behavior as their close relative Boulengerella maculata.

Striped Pike Characin are surface-dwelling fish that are constantly hiding behind fallen tree branches and palm tree leaves in the shallow areas of the river banks, right next to the shore. They stay still, awaiting for small tetras to swim by, darting at them from behind.

Spotting them in the wild is very difficult. Even if they are right in front of you, they blend in with the underwater reflections, being noticeable only when they move.

Photographing them is not easy. You have to be a very patient person, approaching them a couple of inches, every couple of minutes. Sometimes, it could take 40 minutes to get close to them.


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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