Photos from Florida's Capital City (and occasionally a few from other interesting places I have been fortunate enough to visit in my travels!)
Thursday, March 10, 2011
One of the few night scenes depicted in The Birds of America, this life sized engraving was created in 1831 from John James Audubon's original 1829 drawing. The second picture shows Audubon's personally mounted Snowy Owl specimen. As some of my blog followers have noted in the comments, it is sad to think that Audubon killed so many birds in the process of creating these beautiful prints and paintings.