An Illustration of a Few of the Larger Eagles (Family: Accipitridae)

by Bryce W. Robinson

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Eagles – 18×24″ gouache on paper. From top left: Harpy Eagle (Harpia harpyja), Crowned Hawk-Eagle (Stephanoaetus coronatus), Bateleur (Terathopius ecaudatus), Martial Eagle (Polemaetus bellicosus), Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), Steller’s Sea-Eagle (Haliaeetus pelagicus), Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos), and Verreaux’s Eagle (Aquila verreauxii).

I appreciate commissions because they provide the opportunity to paint something that I likely wouldn’t otherwise. The above painting of eagle heads is a great example. I have always enjoyed illustrating raptor heads floating alone, but I’ve never tried painting multiple on one canvas. My friend Mike Lanzone reached out to me to make a request for an eagle painting, so I was pushed to put together the concept and paint multiple birds in one place. It was a challenge for sure, but quite rewarding in the end.

Mike wanted the painting to gift to his wife Tricia Miller. Mike and Tricia are excellent biologists that work with many of the species in the painting. Mike is the CEO of Cellular Tracking Technologies, an awesome company that outfits wildlife researchers with the technology necessary to study movement ecology. Tricia is the Executive Director at Conservation Science Global Inc. Needless to say, they’re quite the power couple and I really look up to them. Among many great research projects, they are integral in Project Snowstorm, a research project aimed at understanding irruption and interannual movements of Snowy Owls. I’m honored to provide them with an illustration for their home that will help capture and celebrate the great work that they do.

If you like this image, you can buy prints here:

http://ornithologi.bigcartel.com/product/11×14-limited-giclee-print-eagles

 

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