Fort Bragg Whale Festival March 11-19, 2023
Larry Foster Book Signing – March 18, 2023
On March 18, Fort Bragg, California’s Noyo Center for Marine Science’s Discovery Center, 338 N. Main Street, held a book signing event – Larry Foster and his award-winning book The Art of Discovering Whales. All proceeds went to the Noyo Center for Marine Science.
The Art of Discovering Whales – Now a 2022 Award Winning Book!
Nautilus Book Award – 2022 Silver in Photography and Art
Eric Hoffer Book Award – 2022 Finalist for da Vince Eye Award for superior cover artwork
Summary and Excerpts from Larry Foster’s The Art of Discovering Whales
Larry Foster is the only scientific artist to commit his entire fifty-plus-year career to producing anatomically correct portrayals of Cetacea—whales, dolphins, and porpoises. Foster’s pioneering images have been seen in the National Geographic, Smithsonian, and BBC Wildlife magazines, and scores of other publications, as well as in the bestseller The Sierra Club Handbook of Whales and Dolphins.
What do whales truly look like? To answer this question, Larry Foster has devoted decades of research and study to show whale lovers everywhere the true body shapes of whales, dolphins, and porpoises―Cetacea. His goal: to debunk the centuries-old myths that incorrectly presented whales as grotesque, blimp-like, and dangerous animals, and to accurately depict whales as the graceful, sleek, and streamlined marine mammals they really are. The Art of Discovering Whales is a beautifully detailed look into Larry’s fifty-plus-year career as the only scientific artist to produce anatomically correct portrayals of 75+ species of whales with over 300 color images of his prolific whale artwork in every medium imaginable: drawings, paintings, stained-glass and life-size sculptures and more. Anyone who appreciates and is inspired by these truly majestic animals will be in wonder how no one individual has done so much in the field to correct any misinterpretations of the appearance of any group of animals as Larry Foster. Readers will delight in Larry’s unique whale discoveries firsthand, and gain appreciation for his pioneering contributions in the quest to teach, discover, and celebrate whales. Here are some sample pages:
Videos of The Art of Discovering Whales being printed by Transcontinental Printing in Quebec, Canada (February 2021):