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Scarlet ibis, Venezuela - 1996

Scarlet ibis in flight near Pedernales, Amacuro Delta, Venezuela (9°57′ N, 62°21′ W).


Original Edition Signed and Numbered

From the Llanos region to the Delta Amacuro region which is the mouth of the Orinoco River, over a third of Venezuela’s surface area is made up of wetlands, the favorite habitat of the Scarlet Ibis (Eudocimus ruber). These waders live in large colonies in mangroves and only travel a few kilometers to feed. The carotene from shrimps, crab and other crustaceans they eat gives the birds their characteristic pigmentation. The feathers of the Scarlet Ibis, which used to be used by locals to make coats and fineries, are now used to make hand-crafted artificial flowers. This bird coveted for its feathers as much as for its meat is now threatened; there are only 200.000 of them left in their range, in Central America and South America.


Taken in 1996, It is a silver photography. His original slide is stored by the Yann Arthus-Bertrand Studio in Paris.


Original work by Yann Arthus-Bertrand. The prints are made exclusively by the Yann Arthus-Bertrand Studio in Paris under the control of the artist himself.

Original Edition Signed and Numbered

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Digital print made by the Yann Arthus-Bertrand Studio. Canon IPF 9400 Ink-jet printer, pigmentary ink, printing on acid free 100% cotton fibre paper (Museo Silver Rag)

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