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Welcome to our weekly artwork of the week series that showcases our most unique and popular wall art products. This week we feature one of the many digital artworks in our store: Young Vulture
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What does this artwork show ?
Young Vulture 8×10
This artwork can be purchased in two different frames
The black vulture (Coragyps atratus), also known as the American black vulture, is a bird in the New World vulture family whose range extends from the southeastern United States to Peru, Central Chile and Uruguay in South America. Although a common and widespread species, it has a somewhat more restricted distribution than its compatriot, the turkey vulture, which breeds well into Canada and south to Tierra del Fuego. It is the only extant member of the genus Coragyps, which is in the family Cathartidae. Despite the similar name and appearance, this species is unrelated to the Eurasian black vulture, an Old World vulture in the family Accipitridae (which includes eagles, hawks, kites, and harriers). It inhabits relatively open areas which provide scattered forests or shrublands. With a wingspan of 1.5 m (4.9 ft), the black vulture is a large bird though relatively small for a vulture. It has black plumage, a featherless, grayish-black head and neck, and a short, hooked beak.
The black vulture is a scavenger and feeds on carrion, but will also eat eggs or kill newborn animals (livestock such as cattle). In areas populated by humans, it also feeds at garbage dumps. It finds its meals either by using its keen eyesight or by following other (New World) vultures, which possess a keen sense of smell. Lacking a syrinx—the vocal organ of birds—its only vocalizations are grunts or low hisses.
How was this Young Vulture artwork created ?
This vulture was found in one of the dead trees next to the Salt River, close to Mesa, AZ. We literally stared at each other for a a while before I took this shot. The same afternoon, the moon was setting and I took a shot of the 3/4th moon. These shots were later combined in post processing.
Why buy this Young Vulture artwork from us ?
This gorgeous beast will definitely capture the attention of the visitors of your home. With the moon on the background it looks pretty badass, right ? On top of this, this artwork will help the animal rescues in Arizona. Win-win !
Artwork with a mission.
Progress Through Photography is a social enterprise. This means we make profit, but utilize this profit towards our social mission: ending animal homelessness. Therefor, 25% of this work and all other works is donated to Lost Our Home Pet Rescue in Tempe, AZ.
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