The Canada Geese were completed on 2.27.2010. The illustration was originally completed back in 2005 for Laura Erickson's book 101 Ways to Help Birds, but I hadn't done anything with it since. But a client in Canada wanted to use the image for a trade show, but needed a colored version. I quickly added color as requested and this is the final result.
The Canada or Canadian Geese is a wild goose belonging to the genus Branta. These widely distributed birds are native to the arctic and temperate regions of North America. Their range stretches into areas of western Europe and eastern parts of Japan and Siberia. These large birds (30-43 inches long, 7-12 pounds with a wingspan of upwards of six feet) are found in a variety of habitats such as lakes, streams, ponds as well as farmlands and urban and suburban areas. They are adept at exploiting areas altered by humans and in some cities are considered a nuisance species. Due to over hunting and habitat loss the species was in serious decline during the first part of the 20th century, but the species has since recovered and is flourishing in many areas.
Description: Fine art illustration of pair of Canada Geese in flight. The print is hand-signed by the artist and is guaranteed to arrive in perfect condition. The reproduction of this original pen and ink drawing is done on high quality acid-free archival paper. Call 1 800-913-7906 for more information or to order by phone. Click here for shipping info.
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Species: B. Canadensis
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