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Hendrick van Anthonissen’s Hidden Whale

Something about the painting was peculiar…not necessarily ‘wrong’, but certainly peculiar.  At face value, Scheveningen Sands by Hendrick van Anthonissen (1641) appeared to be just another fine Dutch Golden Age landscape, … Continue Reading Hendrick van Anthonissen’s Hidden Whale

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The Riverine Bull Sharks of Iran and Iraq: A Brief Modern History

Bull sharks probably aren’t the first animal that comes to mind when you think about river fauna in Iraq and Iran.  In fact, I would venture that many Westerners would … Continue Reading The Riverine Bull Sharks of Iran and Iraq: A Brief Modern History

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