Art Roundup, week of August 20th

As we continued to wander through the habitats of Mill Mountian Zoo, each of the sights and animals were wonderful to see. Head over to your favorite image and comment on its DeviantArt page.If you see any images here that aren’t available on Natural Desygns or SM Desygns reach out to me through the Etsy store and I’ll add the image to the correct store. In the meantime, click any of the images to head over to DeviantArt to get a better look.


Once the wolf deemed that the oncoming horde had turned away from his territory, the animal jumped off his stone and explored his domain. As he walked away from his position of strength, his head whipped about. However, satisfied that there was no danger, he turned about and continued his jaunt through his territory.

Once we finished exploring the three animals hidden away in the zoo, we claimed a seat under the pavilion, to keep the sun off our backs. After a few moments, my eyes flicked up to the ceiling, and I did a double take. The large avian hanging over us was a manufactured owl. Thankfully, the zoo did not go to great lengths to make this guardian look too realistic. After capturing some shots of the constructed creature, we continued to relax for a few moments under the avian’s watchful glare.

Constructed Owl

Timid Steps

Fresh off our brief rest, we continued to the next building and watched a couple of otters play in their aquatic habitat. Unfortunately, as we neared them, both of these animals dashed into hiding. A few moments later, one of these majestic creatures emerged from the water, taking timid steps toward the edge of its home.

Once the first animal emerged from hiding, the other burst from its hiding place and joined the play of his friend. As we watched them bound across the rocks and logs, one of them inched across a tree trunk laying across a portion of their aquatic home. The sight of this lithe animal made me think of a gymnast carefully crossing the balance beam, taking great care not to fall off.

Balance Log