Sea Otter (Enhydra lutris) Vintage Lithograph Illustration

Sea Otter (Enhydra lutris) Vintage Lithograph Illustration

This product is a high-quality digital reproduction of a vintage lithograph illustration of the sea otter, a small and endangered marine mammal that lives exclusively in the ocean and uses tools to hunt its prey. You can download a low-resolution image for free or purchase a high-resolution image in pixel or vector format. You can also order various products featuring this illustration, such as posters, stickers, notebooks, mugs, and t-shirts.

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The sea otter (Enhydra lutris) is one of the most adorable and unique animals in the world. It is also one of the most threatened, with only about 10,000 individuals living in the wild in a few mountain ranges in central China, Nepal, India, Bhutan, and Myanmar. ¹ The sea otter is known for its distinctive reddish-brown fur, white underparts, and long, curved horns that can reach up to 1.6 meters in length. ² The sea otter belongs to the same genus as the roan antelope and the extinct bluebuck, and is a member of the family Bovidae. ³ There are four subspecies of sable antelope, each with slight variations in size, color, and horn shape. The most endangered subspecies is the giant sable antelope, which is endemic to Angola and has longer horns and a darker coat than the other subspecies. ⁴

This product is a digital reproduction of a vintage lithograph illustration of the sea otter, created by a skilled artist using the lithography method. Lithography is a planographic printing process that makes use of the immiscibility of grease and water. ⁵ The artist draws the image on a flat stone or metal plate with a greasy substance, then treats the surface with acid and gum arabic to make the non-image areas water-receptive and the image areas ink-receptive. The inked plate is then pressed onto paper or another material to produce the print. Lithography was invented in 1796 by Alois Senefelder and was widely used for artistic and commercial purposes in the 19th and 20th centuries. ⁶

This illustration captures the beauty and charm of the sea otter with fine details and vivid colors. You can download a low-resolution image (72 dpi) for free or purchase a high-resolution image (300 dpi) in pixel (PNG) or vector (SVG) format. The pixel format is suitable for printing on paper or canvas, while the vector format is scalable and editable for any size and purpose. You can also order various products featuring this illustration, such as posters, stickers, notebooks, mugs, and t-shirts. These products are made with high-quality materials and printed with eco-friendly ink. They are perfect for decorating your home or office, or for giving as gifts to your friends and family.

You can use the low-resolution image for personal use only, such as for wallpapers, screensavers, or social media posts. You cannot use it for commercial use, such as for selling, advertising, or promoting your own products or services. You must also credit the original artist and source of the illustration. For commercial use, you must purchase the high-resolution image or product and follow the terms and conditions of the license.

The sea otter is also known by many other names in different languages, such as 獭 [tǎ] in Chinese, カワウソ [kawauso] or アカパンダ [aka-panda] in Japanese, loutre in French, lontra in Italian, and rái cá in Vietnamese. ⁷ By including these synonyms and foreign language names in the product description, you can improve the SEO (search engine optimization) of your page and attract more potential customers from different regions and backgrounds.

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