Prairie Evening Short-Eared Owl

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Prairie Evening Short-Eared Owl by Robert Bateman


Prairie Evening Short-Eared Owl – 18″ x 26.875″ – 950 Edition Signed and Numbered Paper Prints

“An owl that sits on the ground, an owl that flies in the daytime does not seem like a proper owl, but that is the short-eared owl. He sometimes does hide in dense forest and often flies at night, but he is not type-cast as a classic owl. His ears are not short, but are very large and hidden behind his facial discs as in other owls. The little tufts on his crown are his so-called “short” ears and are not usually even visible. I have seen short-eared owls on the Arctic tundra and near the southern tip of South America. They are very widespread in open country the world over. This bit of sagebrush prairie is very typical habitat, with plentiful ground cover, which the short-eared owl prefers. This late afternoon to twilight setting is the time of day best
suited to his type of hunting.” Robert Bateman

Prairie Evening Short-Eared Owl is available


Robert Bateman has been called the most famous living artist. He continues to paint and tour the world to promote conservation and preservation of nature. We have represented Robert Bateman for decades and are now the sole publisher and distributor of his reproductions. We are so honored to work with him and witness his success. He has made such a massive contribution to the art world and the natural world as an artist and educator of the earth’s most important resources.

Nature as a subject is becoming more and more popular as our environment is in peril. What better subject is there than the beautiful creatures we share this world with? Robert Bateman’s appreciation and understanding of nature are apparent in his paintings. He is able to paint flora and fauna the way your eye would perceive it in real life. It is important that the animal takes full attention. The background becomes muted, and therefore it doesn’t take too much focus away from the subject. His paintings seem effortless and masterful all at once.

Bateman’s eye for composition is unparalleled. Each painting is a composed like a symphony, leading the eye to wander. From the backyards of North America to the sprawling plains of Africa. Robert Bateman captures nature the way it should be enjoyed. Above all he is a champion of wildlife. For this reason he has become a household name for art collectors.