Fine art illustration of a Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus.) The illustration is available in black and white or color.
The Black Vulture was completed on 4.16.2014. I first saw these large and imposing birds as I entered the Big Cypress National Preserve in Florida. Several of them sat forebodingly on a tree just outside the park. Needless to say, the trip in the part was a fantastic experience, but I’ve never gotten that image out of my head. I’ve been wanting to add this species to the image library, and when I found a great reference photo by by Flickr friend Luis Villablanca (who was kind enough to allow me to use it) I went ahead and created this drawing.