Here are a couple of paintings in-progress. The bottom image is a Micronesian Kingfisher which is one of my favorite birds. They are extinct in the wild and live only in zoos at this point. About 100 birds exist in captivity. The top image is a Whooping Crane chic atop a Sumatran rhino calf. They are wadding in what will soon be a bathtub. Both of these beautiful creatures are endangered. There are only 300 Sumatran rhinos left on the planet. In 1937, fewer than 20 Whooping Cranes existed.