A special series featuring the raptors of Fontenelle Forest

50% of your purchase of this piece will go to: Fontenelle Forest Raptor Program

Cathartes aura the Turkey Vulture.

I photographed Squirtsy at a raptor event in Fontenelle Forest.  She was such a character I knew I would draw/paint her!  This portrait was done in graphite.  Now you can have a giclée print of this cheeky girl to hang in your home or office!

"Squirtsy" is an 8 x 10 inch giclée archival print on:

Smooth Fine Art, Moab Entrada Bright White 290 gsm, 21.5 mil, archival:
Bright white, 100% cotton, slightly textured, smooth fine art surface. Exceptional color reproduction and dmax. Moab Entrada is an archival paper for beautiful long lasting prints.


Did You Know?

  • Horaltic Pose This is when turkey vultures stand with their wings spread out in the sunshine. This pose is used not only to warm the turkey vulture up, but also helps to clean their feathers!
  • Nests Turkey Vultures do not build nests. Instead they lay their eggs on the ground. Both parents incubate the eggs.
  • Self Defense When a Turkey Vulture feels threatened they will vomit at the threat.