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oil on cavas

Yellow-billed hornbill and elephant



  • I love to watch hornbills, they are curious and comical. It was by chance that this elephant came at just the right moment. I loved the contrast between the gray rough skin of the elephant with the black and white soft feathers and bright bill of the Yellow-billed hornbill.

    While on safari in South Africa, we were watching this Yellow-billed hornbill resting on a branch preening himself when a young bull elephant approached from seemingly out of nowhere. The elephant had no interest in the bird and the bird happily took leave of his perch.

    The original framed oil painting on canvas is AVAILABLE!

    Please inquire if you are interested in print options.

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