Marini Ferlazzo is a family business based in Melbourne, Australia, that works alongside not-for-profit organizations to support wildlife conservation around the world. Illustrator, Nathan Ferlazzo works alongside his mum and sister, with animal conservation efforts as the driving force behind the intricate animal drawings they produce.

The Australia based artist said “I observe the animals as much as possible, taking as many photographs as I can. Then I collate a scene from the photos I’ve taken, creating personalities for each animal as I sketch, which are definitely inspired by my family.”

Below are 6 artworks from Ferlazzo’s animal earth collection – intricate animal on animal drawings.

Black Rhino

Animals can be found in the illustration: Aardvark, African Bee, African Buffalo, African Painted Dog, African Penguin, African Pygmy Falcon, Blue Wildebeest, Boomslang snake, Cheetah, Chimpanzee, Clouded Mother of pearl butterfly, Dung Beetle, Elephant Shrew, Elephant, Fennec Fox, Grey Crowned Crane, Hippopotamus, Hyena, Lesser Kudu, Lion, Mandrill, Meerkat, Mountain Gorilla, Ostrich, Reticulated Giraffe, Serval, Springbok, Vervet Monkey, White-backed Vulture, Zebra

Polar Bear

Animals can be found in the illustration: Arctic Fox, Arctic Hare, Arctic Tern, Arctic Wolf, Atlantic Puffin, Bearded Seal, Caribou, Dall Sheep, Musk Ox, Narwhal, Sea Otter, Snow Goose, Snowshoe Hare, Stoat, Walrus, Wolverine


Animals can be found in the illustration: Andean Condor, Brown-Throated Sloth, Caiman, Capuchin Monkey, Capybara, Dyeing Dart Frog, Emperor Tamarin, Galapagos Tortoise, Giant Blue Morpho Butterfly, Giant Otter, Golden Dart Frog, Green Anaconda, Harpy Eagle, Humboldt Penguin, Maned Wolf, Mexican Tree Frog, Ocelot, Red Bellied Piranha, Scarlet Macaw, South American Coati, Southern Long-Nosed Armadillo, Spectacled Bear, Toco Toucan, Violet Winged Grasshopper

Red Kangaroo

Animals can be found in the illustration: Baw Baw Frog, Blue Tongue Lizard, Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo, Common Wombat, Crocodile, Dingo, Eastern Barred Bandicoot, Emu, Flying Fox, Gilberts Potoroo, Golden Sun Moth, Gouldian Finsh, Greater Bilby, Inland Taipan, Koala, Laughing Kookaburra, Leatherback Turtle, Lorde Howe Island Stick Insect, Northern Hairy Nosed Wombat, Numbat, Orange Bellied Parrot, Platypus, Short-Beaked Echidna, Smoky Mouse, Southern Corroboree Frog, Spotted Tailed Quoll, Sugar Glider, Superb Lyerbird, Tasmanian Devil, Thylacine, Wedge-Tailed Eagle, Western Pygmy Possum, Western Swamp Tortoise

Asian Elephant

Animals can be found in the illustration: Agile Gibbon, Asiatic Black Bear, Bornean Orangutan, Chinese Pangolin, Clouded Leopard, Common Green Magpie, Draco Lizard, Giant Ibis, Giant Panda, Glassy Tiger Butterfly, Great Hornbill, Indian Cobra, Indian Rhino, Japanese Macaque, Komodo Dragon, Lesser Bird of Paradise, Malayan Tapir, Philippine Eagle, Red Panda, Slow Loris, Snow Leopard, Sumatran Tiger, Tarsier, Wild Yak


Animals can be found in the illustration: Atlantic Blue Marlin, Blue Tang, Blue Whale, Bottlenose Dolphin, Butterfly Fish, Chinstrap Penguin, Clown Fish, Common Stingray, Emperor Penguin, Firefly Squid, Groper Fish, Hawksbill Turtle, Long Snouted Seahorse, Manta Ray, Moorish Idol, Orca, Pacific Sea Nettle, Red Cushion Sea Star, Stellar Sea Lion, Vaquita, Weedy Sea Dragon, Whale Shark

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