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From my "Aviary" series! Printed in my studio in Bloomington, Indiana, using all archival pigment inks on acid-free matte photo paper, with a white border to make framing easy. Pigment inks and paper are rated to last at least 90 years.


Available as an 8x10 or 11x14 (both standard sizes for framing!)


This print is in landscape format.


Each piece comes signed and will be shipped flat in a rigid mailer via First Class USPS.


***Please note this print arrives unframed***

Fun elf owl facts!


Elf owls are the world’s smallest owl! Adult elf owls reach a length of only 5 inches–the size of a songbird–and their wingspan is just 9 inches long. They are also extremely light, weighing in at under 2 ounces. Found in the deserts and canyons of the southwestern United States and Mexico, favorite nesting spots for elf owls are in old woodpecker holes in saguaro cactus and mesquite, sycamore, and oak trees. When a former woodpecker home isn’t available, they’ll choose a man-made structure like a telephone pole or a nest box. They prefer to nest up high, from 10 to 30 feet off the ground, where predators like snakes, bobcats, and coyotes are less likely to get to them. Elf owls have a few clever methods for dealing with predators. When an intruder is near their nesting site, elf owls make a loud barking sound, clap their bills, and quickly move their tails back and forth. And, unlike larger owls who wouldn't think of backing down in a fight, when the elf owl is captured or cornered, it plays dead.

Elf Owl Print, unframed

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