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"<a href="https://www.artistsforconservation.org/virtual-exhibit/8977/artist/6673/artwork/prehistoric-charisma-9970">Prehistoric Charisma</a>" by Diana Höhlig | Switzerland

Prehistoric Charisma

Wallhanging by Diana Höhlig
9.00" H x 12.00" W
Year Completed:
Marabou Stork
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Artist will donate 15% to Ol Pejeta Conservancy and 25% to AFC from sale of this work.
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$2,500 USD
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I had the chance to see the Marabou Stork in Kenya, during a special conservation artist safari. We were able to see this impressive bird at our camp site in Ol’ Pejeta, Sweetwater tented camp. He was always in time for dinner, waiting next to the large glass front of the restaurant and checking out the plates. One day he would appear right in front of my tent and I had time to study him standing just a few feet away. The Marabou Stork belongs to the largest storks in the world and is a scavenger, but of course will kill and eat almost any animal he can swallow. The large bird has a dark back and wings. The plumage around i's featherless neck down to the belly is of a dirty white. As the most impressive part, the Marabou Stork has a long and heavy bill. What a charismatic face! For me it was a great subject for a scratchboard work and a very enjoyable process to create this portrait of a unique bird.



Prehistoric Charisma | Wallhanging by Diana Hoehlig | Artists for Conservation 2019

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