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Illustration Bandits Entry

Axolotl



Here's my entry for this week's Illustration Bandits theme "Mexican Animals".

It's an axolotl :)  A walking fish!  Or a salamander...  Here's the official blurb from National Geographic:

"The Mexican axolotl (pronounced ACK-suh-LAH-tuhl) salamander has the rare trait of retaining its larval features throughout its adult life. This condition, called neoteny, means it keeps its tadpole-like dorsal fin, which runs almost the length of its body, and its feathery external gills, which protrude from the back of its wide head."

Katie C