Portrait of a peregrine falcon ...

Portrait of a peregrine falcon ...
3 0 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm


Portrait of a peregrine falcon (shahin) killing its prey, a MacQueen's Bustard (houbara), in the sands surrounding Al Ain. On the left a peregrine falcon, belonging to Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan's hunting party, wrestles in the sand with its quarry, a MacQueen's Bustard. The bustard's wings are spread wide. In the sand behind them two plants grow in the 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
Film Negative 35mm
United Arab Emirates
Abu Dhabi Emirate; Al Ain Region; Al Ain City
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
December 1, 1949 - January 12, 1950

© Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford

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