Rhizophora is my attempt to capture the beauty of the Mangroves. From the plant life and delicate eco system to the majesty of the creatures that inhabit it.
About The Artist
Dan Mumford is a freelance illustrator, designer and screenprinter working out of Studio100 in central London, Kingsland road, and screenprint studio in Dalston.
Habitat of the Month: Mangroves
Photograph by Anton Bielousov
Mangroves are one of the most biologically diverse forests in the world and often referred to as the "rainforests by the sea". A vital habitat for the oceans, providing food, shelter from predators and nursery areas for fish, birds, crustaceans and other marine life, mangrove forests stabilize the coastline, reducing erosion from storm surges, currents, waves, and tides.
Mangrove plants have a tangle of roots which are often exposed above water, leading to the nickname "walking trees." The roots of mangrove plants are adapted to filter salt water, and their leaves can excrete salt, allowing them to survive where other land plants cannot.
Today mangrove forests are one of the most threatened habitats in the world due to human impact such as coastal development and pollution.