Saguaro Sentinel

In a protected roost well above the desert floor, a diminutive elf owl waits for evening to begin its nighttime hunt. Soft feathers mute the sound of the owl’s flight as it pursues moths, beetles and scorpions. By day the desert may seem devoid of life, but after dark the evening concert begins with chuckling owls, buzzing insects and barking mammals. Crevices and cracks in old saguaros provide quiet places for desert dwellers to hide from their predators and the day’s heat as they wait to emerge in the cool of evening.

Permanent Collection of the Art Institute of the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

Society of Animal Artists 54th Annual Exhibition (2015), & Art and the Animal Tour
-The Wildlife Experience, Parker, CO
-Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum, Oradell, NJ
-The Ella Carothers Dunnegan Gallery of Art, Bolivar, MO
-The National Sporting Library and Museum, Middleburg, VA.

Description: Elf Owl (Micrathene whitneyi) and Tricolor Buckmoth (Hemileuca tricolor)
Medium: Transparent Watercolor
Size: 19” w x 12.5” h
Original: SOLD
Archival Print: $350.00