The snowy owl Audubon unframed print
The snowy owl print
Limited-edition, snowy owl print by John James Audubon.
- Limited to 200 editions.
- Printed on acid and lignin-free archival paper for an almost perfect match to the original finish.
- The print is debossed, numbered and comes with a certificate of authenticity.
Image description as it appears in the book
Strix nyctea. Plate CXXI. Male and female. Original plate size: 97 x 65 cm.
The Snowy Owl hunts during the day, as well as in the dusk. Its flight is firm and protracted, although smooth and noiseless.
It passes swiftly over its hunting ground, seizes its prey by instantaneously falling on it, and generally devours it on the spot. When the objects of its pursuit are on wing, such as ducks, grouse, or pigeons, it gains upon them by urging its speed, and strikes them somewhat in the manner of the Peregrine Falcon.
It is fond of the neighbourhood of rivers and small streams, having in their course cataracts or shallow rapids, on the borders of which it seizes on fishes, in the manner of our wild cat.
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