Portrait of a peregrine falcon ...

 
Portrait of a peregrine falcon ...
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm

Description

Portrait of a peregrine falcon, belonging to Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan's hunting party, resting in the Al Khatam sands near Al Ain. A peregrine falcon perches on a carved wooden wakir (block) staked in the sand. The peregrine's body faces directly forward, its wings tucked behind its chest. In the far background a few bushes grow on a slope of soft sand.

Due to the nature of these images, prints will reproduce any signs of age, wear or damage that occurred before they were archived by the Pitt Rivers Museum.

Image Details

Accession Number
 
2004.130.22123.1
Format
 
Film Negative 35mm
Country
 
United Arab Emirates
Region
 
Abu Dhabi Emirate; Al Ain Region; Al Khatam
Photographer
 
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
Date
 
December 20, 1948 - January 27, 1949

© Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford

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