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Always remebered...  -Taima by namu-the-orca Always remebered...  -Taima by namu-the-orca
Taima and her stillborn calf passed away on Sunday, 6th of June 2010

This is my tribute to this wonderful whale. It took me (too) long to post this since it's already been more than a week now. Though, I hope you can enjoy and that Taima will indeed never be forgotten...
Taima and her calf are in the foreground. In the background are, from left to right, Katina, Taima's doughter Malia, Tilikum and Trua.


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:iconselenethewerewolf:
SeleneTheWerewolf Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
Beautiful work. Iono why I haven't commented on these. I feel such emotion from your work.
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:iconnamu-the-orca:
namu-the-orca Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :hug:
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StellaMay2807 Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
Hee..Woow..WHAT? Taima passed away? And in 2010? Have I been living under a rock for the past couple of years? I didn't even know that. :( Taima was Gudrun's daughter, right? I followed Gudrun the moment she was brought into Hardewijk. I love how you drew Tilikum in the picture too, as she was his most beloved mate. Wow. Still can't believe it. :'( Well, anyway, your art is amazing! Your thoughts behind them are amazing and I'll be coming by every once in a while. :)
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:iconnamu-the-orca:
namu-the-orca Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, she did. It really was very sad, especially cause Kalina and Sumar also passed away that year :( She indeed was Gudrun's daughter; one of the few orcas we ever had over here in the Netherlands. Thanks for your kind words :)
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Sarunfunfeyer Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
very emotional. I love the draw.
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:iconnamu-the-orca:
namu-the-orca Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :hug:
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:iconfeathereddragon:
FeatheredDragon Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010  Student General Artist
They are lovely ^^ you did a good job on them.
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:iconnamu-the-orca:
namu-the-orca Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :3
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Blackhorse3000 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful Picture
RIP TAIMA (l)
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:iconnamu-the-orca:
namu-the-orca Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :(
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SloanerTaku Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010
Aw, this is stunning! So sad though - Tai was a beautiful girl! Excellent job, you're work is always amazing :)
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:iconnamu-the-orca:
namu-the-orca Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the compliment, and let's hope the birth of the other orca calf will be going better...
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:iconaktasak:
Aktasak Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, It's a lovley drawing, everytime I see it, I well up with tears, she was so beautiful :)
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:iconnamu-the-orca:
namu-the-orca Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why do you keep posting new comments instead of simply replying to my last reply?
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:iconaktasak:
Aktasak Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't know, I'm sorry :)
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:iconnamu-the-orca:
namu-the-orca Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Never mind ;)
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:iconaktasak:
Aktasak Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Trua is not Taima's son xD Trua is Takara's son :)
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:iconnamu-the-orca:
namu-the-orca Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I that case, I simpl mized them up (probably clicked the wrong name...) I'll change it again... :XD:
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:iconaktasak:
Aktasak Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem :D, could you draw something for me?
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:iconnamu-the-orca:
namu-the-orca Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sure, if I can draw it, I would love to :D BTW, thanks for the watch :)
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Aktasak Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Isn't that little baby with the spots on it's chest and the spot on his chin Trua? Again it's a lovley drawing :)
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:iconnamu-the-orca:
namu-the-orca Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh yes, he is :XD; I don't know how I got to Sumar ;P Thank you!
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Aktasak Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, thats a shame, she was an incredible orca, I cried when I heard about her :(
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:iconnamu-the-orca:
namu-the-orca Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I cried too :(
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:iconaktasak:
Aktasak Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I also saw here back in 2009, she was precious to me :)
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:iconnamu-the-orca:
namu-the-orca Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sadly enough, I've never seen her or anu other orca of Seaworld :( Though every orca has a special part in my heart :)
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:iconaktasak:
Aktasak Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a great picture :) R.I.P Taima :(
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:iconnamu-the-orca:
namu-the-orca Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank yo ;)
She'll be missed for sure.
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QuetzalLeo Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That was this month, and I just barely found out...they will be missed. :c
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:iconnamu-the-orca:
namu-the-orca Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She'll surely be missed. Their (little) moody girl.

RIP Taima
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SCHUFTHAUS Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
Very sad to hear :-( RIP Taima
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:iconnamu-the-orca:
namu-the-orca Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I was first so happy for her that she was pregnant, but then this happened :(
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Chaotica-I Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010  Professional General Artist
This is a beautiful tribute... it is filled with emotion. The way you've drawn Taima holding her calf is so sweet, and the calf's expression is brilliant. Great work! :love:
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:iconnamu-the-orca:
namu-the-orca Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks once more ;) I wanted to draw her in a protecting pose, so I guess that worked out fine :) What I personally really like about this drawing is the way Taima seems to be swimming away from her tank (the blue ;P) and her friends % family...
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Naturegirl96 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010
RIP Taima and her calf. I am so sorry for the rest of her family (yes, they're orcas, yes, they can still feel). This is so sad but a beautiful tribute. :(
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namu-the-orca Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am also sure those orcas and other dolphins have feelings. Looking into the eyes of a dolphin convinces you of that in a matter of seconds.
Thank you :huggle:
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Naturegirl96 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010
All I can say is rest in peace. Thank you for doing such a beautiful tribute.
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:iconnamu-the-orca:
namu-the-orca Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug:
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AngelMC18 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
its so beautiful, I liked the calf even with the umbilical
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:iconnamu-the-orca:
namu-the-orca Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :hug:, I dón't know why I made the umbilical cord black... It just didn't come into my mind to make it pinkish or so...
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AngelMC18 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well in the animals the umbilical cord turn dark with the hrs, so you picked a good color. source: 3 litters of GSD (21 pups) and 4 litter of cats (11 cubs).
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:iconnamu-the-orca:
namu-the-orca Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And then you dare to say you're not an expert ;P
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AngelMC18 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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AlexPhotograpy Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
it is so amazing :tears:
such a wonderful tribute for her and her calf
:heart:
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:iconnamu-the-orca:
namu-the-orca Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks Kalialover90 ;)
:hug: It means a lot to me.
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AlexPhotograpy Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:)
:glomp:
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fairfarren Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010
This brought tears to my eyes. :heart:
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:iconnamu-the-orca:
namu-the-orca Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I also cried when drawing this :(
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Call-Me-Starlet Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
This is amazing! Great job! :) Rest In Peace Taima and still born calf [*]
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:iconnamu-the-orca:
namu-the-orca Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :) RIP Taima
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