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Feathers of Fire: Crested Caracara Wall Art Wildlife Photography Bird Canvas Metal Print

Feathers of Fire: Crested Caracara Wall Art Wildlife Photography Bird Canvas Metal Print

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At first glance, the Crested Caracara resembles a hawk, with its sturdy build, sharp beak, and striking plumage.

The captivating Crested Caracara is an avian species that blurs the lines between hawks and vultures.

Its sleek body measures around 21 to 24 inches in length, and it possesses an impressive wingspan of about 47 to 52 inches. However, a closer observation reveals its vulture-like tendencies.

In flight, the Crested Caracara glides majestically with flat wings, soaring low over open areas, much like its scavenging vulture counterparts.

It is not uncommon to witness these birds gracefully riding the thermal updrafts, their dark feathers contrasting against the open skies.

What truly sets the Crested Caracara apart is its frequent activity on the ground. It regularly descends from the skies to walk and forage on the earth, a behavior rarely seen among hawks.

The Crested Caracara has an adaptable diet, ranging from carrion to live prey. This resourcefulness enables it to thrive in various ecosystems across its range, which spans from southern Texas to northern Argentina.

While it predominantly feeds on small mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and birds, it also displays its vulture-like side by readily scavenging on carcasses.

Interestingly, the Crested Caracara occasionally partakes in kleptoparasitism, stealing food from other birds of prey or smaller raptors.

This behavior, reminiscent of vultures, showcases their opportunistic nature. Despite their keen hunting skills and aerial prowess, these birds do fall prey to larger raptors, such as the Harpy Eagle, which occasionally preys on Crested Caracaras.

Throughout Central and South America, the Crested Caracara holds a place of reverence, earning it the moniker of the "Mexican eagle." It features prominently in folklore and legends, symbolizing power, courage, and adaptability.

In many cultures, it is believed that the Crested Caracara possesses mystical qualities, acting as a messenger between the spirit world and humans.

These captivating tales have woven the Crested Caracara into the cultural fabric of the regions it inhabits.

Artists, poets, and storytellers have immortalized this magnificent bird, ensuring its place in the rich tapestry of myth and legend.

The Crested Caracara, with its hawk-like appearance and vulture-like behavior, stands as a testament to the incredible diversity and adaptability of nature.

As a wildlife photographer, we are privileged to witness the convergence of these two avian worlds.

The sight of a Crested Caracara gracefully gliding in the sky or striding confidently on the ground evokes a sense of awe and wonder.

Let us continue to explore, document, and celebrate the beauty of creatures like the Crested Caracara, ensuring their preservation for generations to come.

May we always cherish the stories they tell, both in the realm of science and within the captivating realm of human imagination.



There are 5 ways to print these images.

1) Premium Photo Paper are high quality, professional paper-prints.

Sharp, Vivid and rich Color sets this apart from a casual photo print.

You'll feel like you're there.

Premium Photo Paper will last a long time.

This option is available in 8x10 inches, 11x14 inches or 16x20 inches.

They are designed to be placed in a glass frame, which can be purchased separately (starting at a few dollars at your local Target or online).

2) Ready to Hang Canvas are ready to hang right out of the box with zero assembly required. Ultimate convenience.

Gorgeous finished look. It comes out of the shipping box finished and ready to hang with a simple nail in the wall.

Canvas Prints are a well-known, high-end way of displaying photographs.

0.75 or 1.5 inch thick (depending on which size that you order) wooden stretcher-bars that give it shape, in the same way an oil painting is traditionally assembled. There are no staples or ugly lines visible on the sides (very important).

Estimated delivery time for printing, assembling, packing and shipping is around 10 days.

3) Ready to Hang Canvas (split into 3 panels)

This is for larger pieces, and the photograph is split into 3 even panels, 3 separate canvas panels which together make a single large image.

This gives a modern look, and allows spectacularly large sizes on your wall!

4) Aluminum Metal Prints

Create elegant wall decor that shines with high-end, exclusive and unique aluminum metal prints.

Create a polished addition to any home or office. 3/64" thick aluminum panel. Features a glossy coating and rounded edges.

UV resistant ink prevents fading. All metal sizes are ready to hang on your wall, right out of the box.

5) Acrylic Prints

Create eye-catching home decor with modern acrylic prints. Light refracts through the museum-quality acrylic bringing vibrancy and depth to your photos. The 1/4" thick, clear acrylic produces superb image quality from edge to edge and absolutely stunning, brilliant color!

UV resistant ink prevents fading. All metal sizes are ready to hang on your wall, right out of the box.

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