Portrait of a peregrine falcon ...

Portrait of a peregrine falcon ...
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

Description

Portrait of a peregrine falcon (shahin) with its prey, a MacQueen's Bustard (houbara), in the sands surrounding Al Ain. A peregrine falcon, belonging to Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan's hunting party, wrestles with its quarry, a MacQueen's Bustard. The peregrine stands with its wings spread wide and its talons clasped on the back of the bustard. The bustard lies in the sand with its head up. Feathers and a few sprigs of dry grass lie 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
 
2004.130.25345.1
Format
 
Film Negative 35mm
Country
 
United Arab Emirates
Region
 
Abu Dhabi Emirate; Al Ain Region; Al Ain City
Photographer
 
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
Date
 
December 1, 1949 - January 12, 1950

© Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford

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