Pygmy Owl
Pygmy Owl in Biro:
70 x 45cm

The most striking thing about these birds is their size. They're tiny, almost unbelievably so. When they visited a tree, a few feet from where we were staying, we found it difficult to believe just how small they were.

As a result, I felt I had to do a life size portrait. Obviously, scale is difficult to get across on a website, but these birds are about 15cm long. That's smaller than a starling.