Bateleur Eagle I
By Marc Alexander from his ‘In The Balance‘ series. Bateleur Eagle I, archival canvas print stretched, avaliable in various sizes.
Many of Marc’s artworks are available as fine art digital prints. Professionally photographed and printed on large format inkjet printers, these prints are limited edition numbered bottom left and signed bottom right. Printed on Van Gogh cotton canvas. The process employs fade resistant, archival inks, which boast a 100+ year fade-proof guarantee.
These prints are also available in varying sizes. The canvas print is treated with a high quality scratch resistant matt art-sealant. Directly behind the stretched canvas print is a fixed board which gives the frame rigidity, prevents warping and ensures the frame hangs flush against the wall. Large frames are cross braced to further prevent warping.
These prints are also available in varying sizes on archival paper.
Bateleur Eagle I
I really enjoy painting these magnificent birds. My Bateleur is slightly larger than life size, so there is loads of super fine detail to feast your eyes on.
The bateleur is a medium-sized eagle in the family Accipitridae and is a fairly common resident of the open savanna country and thornveld within Sub-Saharan Africa. Its closest relatives are the snake eagles. A colourful species with a very short tail which, together with its white underwing coverts, makes it unmistakable in flight. The tail is so small the bird’s legs protrude slightly beyond the tail during flight. The bateleur is sexually dimorphic; both adults have black plumage, a chestnut mantle and tail, grey shoulders, tawny wing coverts, and red facial skin, bill and legs. In 2009, the bateleur was placed in the Near-Threatened IUCN Red List Category due to loss of habitat, pesticides, capture for international trade and nest disturbance. Decline of the species is suspected to have been moderately rapid over the past three generations. Current conservation efforts are unknown.