Artist's description:

Eureka Dunes, Death Valley, California, USA. On the drive to Eureka Dunes a large eagle swooped onto the road, grabbed a rattle snake and flew off with it. I stopped the car and jumped out to see if I could take a photo. As I did so the eagle dropped the rattle snake somewhere in the scrub near to me. I thought about searching around for the snake but then again that might be a dumb move reserved for mad dogs and Englishmen. Best keep moving.

For all kinds of reasons I only had one day in the dunes, I wish it could have been more. It was one of those days I'll never forget. One lesson I learnt was to take the photograph before trekking over the sand otherwise you leave a trail of footsteps all over the place. Once the light started to go down the desert came alive both from a photographic point of view and literally. All the critters that are holed up during the heat of the day emerge from their burrows and they're a strange crowd. The drive home was as weird as it gets; an enormous white owl sat on the road unafraid of the car or its headlights. Bats kept hitting the front radiator, the desert was alive with movement and animals, extraordinary.

I need to go back one day...


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Print Details:

* Limited edition print signed and numbered by the artist.
* "Signed on verso" in pencil on the back of the photograph.
* Hahnemuhle fine art baryta archival paper 325gsm.
* Printed with a white border for easier mounting.
* Signed and dated certificate of authenticity included.
* Other size editions also available, please enquire.

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Hahnemuhle Fine Art Baryta archival paper 325gsm.

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Eureka (XL) Death Valley California USA (2006)

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This artwork is sold by Paul Preece from United Kingdom

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