Hyper-realistic painting captures penguins preparing to dive into water

Sophie Green’s spectacular animal portraits are no strangers. The UK-based artist uses her masterful painting skills to create hyper-realistic renditions of animals both large and small to raise awareness of their vulnerability. Not only that, but Green also donates 10% of her profits to wildlife and conservation charities.

Plight of volatility is one of her last completed paintings. Based on a photo by fine art photographer Stefan Christmann, the piece shows a group of young emperor penguins approaching the edge of a cliff, as if considering whether to jump off and try to swim. Each bird is depicted in great detail and complements the stormy ocean backdrop.

Another of her recently completed pieces is a close-up portrait of an African elephant entitled Broken† In this painting, the subject appears to emerge from a mysterious black background, with the light source shining on the elephant’s face, trunk and ear. It will be auctioned this summer to raise money for the protection of the environment in Africa.

You can buy prints through Green’s online store and know that a portion of the profits go to conservation. Keep up to date with the artist’s latest projects by following her on Instagram.

UK-based artist Sophie Green creates realistic animal paintings to promote wildlife conservation.

Endangered Animal Paintings by Sophie Green

One of her most recent works shows a group of paintings about to jump off a cliff.

Endangered Animal Paintings by Sophie Green

Another painting shows a close-up portrait of an elephant.

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