10 wildlife murals in st. petersburg, florida10 Wildlife Murals in St. Pete, Florida

A recent visit to St. Petersburg, Florida- an upbeat peninsula overlooking Tampa Bay, Florida- left me awestruck at the beauty (and trendiness) that murals can provide when they flood a city with color. St. Pete is known for its views of the bay, nearby white sand beaches, and craft breweries, but its murals should not be ignored. And they really are impossible to ignore. I was completely enamored at how a shifty parking lot can be transformed with paint brush and a large dose of creativity, and how a city can support artists from all over the world in their crafty pursuits. Here is a collection of my favorites, all inspired by wildlife in some form or another. Well done, St. Pete; I can’t wait to see what your artists come up with next year.

Snake Woman by Tes ONE and Pale Horse

Snake Woman by Tes ONE and Pale Horse Snake Woman by Tes ONE and Pale Horse Snake Woman by Tes ONE and Pale Horse Snake Woman by Tes ONE and Pale Horse Snake Woman by Tes ONE and Pale Horse

Shark Toof

 

Shark Toof Shark Toof Shark Toof Shark ToofShark Toof

Ibis and Mangroves by Hitnes

 

Ibis and Mangroves by HitnesIbis and Mangroves by Hitnes Ibis and Mangroves by Hitnes Ibis and Mangroves by Hitnes Ibis and Mangroves by Hitnes Ibis and Mangroves by Hitnes

Girl with Doberman by Evoca1

 

Girl with Doberman by Evoca1Girl with Doberman by Evoca1 Girl with Doberman by Evoca1Girl with Doberman by Evoca1

The Blue Goose by The Vitale Brothers

 

The Blue Goose by The Vitale Brothers The Blue Goose by The Vitale Brothers

Pantónio

 

 

Pantónio Pantónio Pantónio Pantónio Pantónio Pantónio

Disco Circus by @SPEARLIFE

Disco Circus by @SPEARLIFE Disco Circus by @SPEARLIFE Disco Circus by @SPEARLIFE Disco Circus by @SPEARLIFE Disco Circus by @SPEARLIFE Disco Circus by @SPEARLIFE Disco Circus by @SPEARLIFE

Joram Roukes

 

Joram RoukesJoram Roukes Joram RoukesJoram Roukes

The Octopus by Angela Delaplane

 

The Octopus by Angela Delaplane The Octopus by Angela Delaplane The Octopus by Angela Delaplane The Octopus by Angela Delaplane The Octopus by Angela DelaplaneThe Octopus by Angela Delaplane The Octopus by Angela Delaplane The Octopus by Angela Delaplane The Octopus by Angela Delaplane The Octopus by Angela Delaplane The Octopus by Angela Delaplane

EFFULGENCE by Cecilia Lueza + DAAS

 

EFFULGENCE by Cecilia Lueza + DAAS EFFULGENCE by Cecilia Lueza + DAAS EFFULGENCE by Cecilia Lueza + DAAS EFFULGENCE by Cecilia Lueza + DAAS EFFULGENCE by Cecilia Lueza + DAAS

For more information on St. Petersburg murals, check out this extensive mural map and the Shine Mural Festival, which takes place in Autumn.

Also, discover what each of these artists have been up to lately on instagram.

@tesone  @shark_toof  @hitnesio  @evoca1  @pantonio.o  @spearlife  

@joramroukes  @delaplanestudios  @daas  @vitalebros