The Three Toed Sloth (Bradypus Variegatus) owes its remarkable green color to the symbiotic algae shown microscopically in the center of the painting. Above is the aptly termed Sloth Moth which lives in the fur of the sloth, likely getting nutrients from the algae. Hovering at the top are two harpy eagles - the most powerful raptor in the Americas - primary predator of the sloth.
This is an original acrylic painting on stretched canvas, measuring 24" x 48". It was created on commission and is held in a private collection.