My portrait shows the critically endangered Waldrapp and reflects my feelings and excitement when I met this beautiful bird for the first time. There was no question left to know the charismatic looking, glossy black bird with the long-curved bill is a perfect subject for my Scratchboard art.
This is "Enea" a Northern Bald Ibis raised in Germany in the Waldrapp breeding programm. His species is critically endangered (IUCN Red List Category). My portraiture of him is my contribution to raise awareness for the program 'Reason for Hope' - Reintroduction of the Northern Bald Ibis in Europe. In this project the birds learn a new migratory route and it is one of the largest european species conservation projects.
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