Street artist Pantonio (real name: Antonio Correia) originally hails from the Azores islands, a remote archipelago off the coast of Portugal. Now based in Lisbon, Pantonio regularly travels the world to decorate urban buildings with his graceful yet powerful street murals depicting birds, rabbits, fish, and other animals.

According to Design Taxi, Pantonio's black-and-blue works can be seen in many corners of the globe, from China to Canada. (In fact, one of Pantonio's 217-foot-high murals in Paris's 13th arrondissement is one of Europe's largest murals.) The works are reportedly inspired by the "strength of the black rocks and the sea" in Pantonio's native Portugal. Check out more of Pantonio's large-scale creations on his website, or visit his Facebook page for more information.

All images courtesy of Pantonio.

[h/t Design Taxi]