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"Pronghorn Antelope"

Pronghorn Antelope
Hand-colored Limited Edition Print

This drawing is the eighth in a series drawings of the fauna of the Northern Rockies. The antelopes have a pecking order in the herd that dictates where each of the members runs. It was fascinating to learn about the dynamics of their movement and how it relates to protecting the most vulnerable members. The breeding male is almost always at the rear of the herd to protect them from their most vulnerable size -- the rear. Being the fastest land animal in North America, no animal is going to catch them from behind but the male is there to protect them from ambush once the chase starts. The alpha female is almost always out in front, using her cunning to cut a path to escape. By controlling the front and rear of the herd with the highest-ranking animals, the rest of their herd are protected from predators.

Pronghorn-Detail 1
Pronghorn - Detail 1

Medium: Graphite Pencil
Strathmore 500 Series Bristol Plate
Image Size: 5.25" x 15"
Edition: Signed and Numbered Limited Edition

Last Update: January 10, 2016

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