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Bait Ball

Out in the open ocean, dolphins herd sardines into swirling silver masses, snatching out stragglers from the group. Sharks, slower than the dolphins, sidle in to take advantage of the captive tornado of fish. The dolphins are mammals, and sharks some of the most ancient predators on earth. The sardines are all trying to get to the center of the bait-ball, but they can never stay safe there for long. Let the feast begin.

This print was hand-cut from 4 layers of rubylith and hand-printed at Flight 64 studio in Portland.

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