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Close up profile portrait of ...

Close up profile portrait of ...
3 0 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm


Close up profile portrait of a peregrine falcon (shahin), belonging to Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan's hunting party, in the sands surrounding Al Ain. A peregrine falcon stands in a patch of sand, facing towards the right. The peregrine's beak is open. Behind it a sprig of vegetation, likely qassis (sedge), grows 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

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Film Negative 35mm
United Arab Emirates
Abu Dhabi Emirate; Al Ain Region; Al Ain City
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
December 1, 1949 - January 12, 1950

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