£20.00 – £45.00
Great Grey Owl
2 sizes available; A5and A4 (size of original was A3)
This is an open edition giclee print from the original pastel drawing of a close up face of a great grey owl.
This original received Highly Recommended! One of the judges said ‘that is one mean eye’
The photo reference I used to draw this piece I took myself. I found myself drawn to this shot, not only because I got to draw an eye but was unusual to see a great grey owl this close up and the feathering was in more detail.
Great grey owls or great grey owl, also known as the Lapland Owl, is a very large owl and are documented as the world’s largest species of owl by length. It has a dense fluffy plumage, long wings and tail and a large head with no ear tufts. The great grey owl is a reclusive predator of the taiga’s coniferous forests. Plunge marks in the snow are usually the only evidence of its presence.
These owls have a distinctive extra-large facial disks which direct sound to feather covered ear openings, providing super sensitive hearing. This enables the great grey owl to accurately locate prey, even under 2 ft of snow or in a tunnel, amazing ay!
With its soft feathers, it can glide unheard from its perch to catch an unfortunate rodent with its sharp talons. They travel vast distances when prey is scarce.
Great grey owls are distributed across the northern hemisphere.