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"First Responders"


oil on canvas

Lappet-faced vultures - Kenya


First Responders

  • Vultures have their own kind of beauty and perform a vital roll in ecology. The use of poisons by farmers trying to eliminate predators has caused the loss of many vultures as they ingest the poison when they eat the baited carcass. Vultures are needed to clean-up deceased animals or there would be a lot more disease and decay. They deserve protection and respect. 

    The Lappet-faced vulture is the largest vulture species in Africa. It's strong bill and claws allow it to tear open hides too tough for the smaller species. Hence they are the first ones on a carcass which allow the others access to eat.

    This piece is available as a limited edition of 50 stretched canvas prints, hand numbered and signed.

    The framed original oil painting on canvas was AVAILABLE!

    Please inquire if you are interested in print options.

    This piece was featured in the 2018 Artists for Conservation Show and published in the show book.

  • Shown and published - The Art of Conservation - An International Exhibit of Nature in Art (juried exhibition of members of the Artists for Conservation) 2018

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