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Portrait of a trained peregrine ...

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


Portrait of a trained peregrine falcon belonging to Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan's hunting party killing a hare in the Al Khatam sands near Al Ain. A peregrine falcon stands over a desert hare in a patch of disturbed sand. The falcon stands on the right, holding down the rabbits head with its talon and its beak. The rabbit lies at the centre, its legs lying across the sand towards the left. This image was taken between December 20, 1948, and January 27, 1949, during which time Wilfred Thesiger stayed with Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan in Al Ain and joined him on a number of hunting excursions.

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 Khatam
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
December 20, 1948 - January 27, 1949

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