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Pika Works is all about animals that Joan has photographed around the world. She uses bright colors and whimsy to capture their personalities in paintings.
She also creates photo stories from her adventures. Enjoy!


HIGHLIGHT ON ANTELOPE PAINTINGS

Willy Wildebeest
I met Willy (a wildebeest/gnu) in the Maasai Mara on my first trip to Kenya in 2011. He and thousands of buddies were on their annual migration north from the Serengeti in Tanzania. His many textures enticed me to paint him.

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Gnu

 

Willy Wildebeest

Bofu the Eland
Bofu the Eland
Bofu was taking his turn at the Kilaguni watering hole in Tsavo West (Kenya 2011). Elephants, zebras, giraffes, and others came in separate groups to quench their thirst and then head back into the wild. It was as though they had group appointments at specific times. Bofu's horns and red tuft of hair intrigued me.
Bofu at Kilaguni
Toby Topi
Topies are mahogany colored antelopes with dark purplish splotches on their faces, shoulders and hind legs. They are often seen standing atop termite mounds looking for predators in the distance.
Topi

Toby Topi
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        PHOTO STORIES
       
Meet some Atlantic puffins, chill with polar bears in Canada, explore Costa Rican rainforests, see owls and eagles in Vermont or go on safaris in Kenya.


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Atlantic Puffin
Atlantic Puffins

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Churchill the Polar Bear
Polar Bears

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Malcolm
Great Horned Owls


      Moose
         
Moose Photo Story
Dolly, Molly & Annie

Mitch of Pinedale
Wind River Moose

Moose Short Story
Maine Moose


     

Animals of Kenya

         

Story of Joan's First Trip to Kenya in 2011

Lilac breasted roller

lazy lion
2011

Gerenuk with EARS
2013
young elephant orphan
2015
Maasai Giraffe
2017
Plains Zebra
2019

     
Kingbirds Costa Rica
     
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Kingbirds
Kingbird Family
Two-toed Sloth

Costa Rican Critters

Keel-billed Toucan
Toucan Thief


       
Bald Eagle Family Hummers
     
Bald Eagle
Eagles in 2019
Eaglet
Eaglets in 2020
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Mama Ruby
Mama Ruby
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