Welcome to Wildopeneye Gallery

In concert with the Wild art exhibition at Union Museum of History and Art in Farmerville, WildOpenEye gallery is offering the following fine images by Charles Paxton for sale with 30% of the purchase price going to the museum.

Please place your order with the front desk and make payment, we will call you when the  images are ready to be picked up from the museum.  

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Charles Paxton is proud to be exhibiting his images of southern wildlife alongside other artists’ works in North east Louisiana’s Union Museum of Natural History exhibition called WILD. His short film, Fins, Fur, Feathers and Fangs will show in the background throughout the event which runs through February and March. His wife Kimmie contributed footage to the film. Images will be available for sale on order from the museum which will benefit from a gallery fee.   See more about the film. View Other Films



Fins, Feathers, Fur and Fangs

A Louisiana Black Bear, Ursus americanus luteolus.

Photographed in an oak tree at Tensas River National Wildlife Refuge, Louisiana. This refuge has a revolutionary set-aside system where farmers share crops with wildlife. This bear is a signature species for NELA and an important point of distinction.

2ft x3ft on foam core  @ $100


Louisiana Black Bear ( Ursus americanus luteolus) photographed in an Oak tree.

Nature and Wildlife Photography

A Grey rat snake climbing a mature Bald cypress that bears the claw marks of Louisiana black bears. Tensas River National Wildlife Refuge, Louisiana.

2ft x3ft on foam core  @ $100


Grey Ratsnake climbing mature Bald cypress scarred by the claw marks of native Louisiana Black Bears at Tensas River National Wildlife Refuge.

Bright Nerodia fasciata confluens, a Southern Broad banded watersnake photographed in Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge. This graceful snake is harmless to people and actively hunts amphibians and small fish in the daytime. They can  also often be seen sunning themselves on stumps, logs and river banks.

2ft x3ft on foam core  @ $100


Alligator Gar Atractosteus spatula, a powerful armoured fish dating from Cretaceous times, they are important as predators and prey. They feed on forage fish, small mammals and water fowl. They play a part in the reproductive cycle of some freshwater molluscs.

3ft x2ft on foam core  @ $100


Alligator Gar, a powerful armoured fish dating from Cretaceous times, they are important as predators and prey. They feed on forage fish, small mammals and water fowl. They play a part in the reproductive cycle of some freshwater molluscs.

A male Green Tree Frog, Hyla cinerea photographed on a Saw Palmetto frond near Rainey Lake, Tensas River National Wildlife Refuge. Louisiana.

3ft x 2ft on foam core  

@ $100


A Giant stag beetle Lucanus elephas, with jaws designed for personal combat with rival males. The adult beetle feeds upon tree sap. Photographed near Farmerville, Louisiana.

3ft x 2ft on foam core  @ $100


A Swamp Rabbit, Sylvilagus auaticus cooling its haunches by Tensas River National Wildlife Refuge. ‘Swampers’ have to keep their wits about them to avoid predators such as bobcats, foxes, coyotes, and the larger birds of prey. Images of rabbits help counter bad luck from Chinese New Year throughout  2018 according to Feng Shui.

3ft x 2ft on foam core  @ $100


Halloween pennant dragonfly (Celithemis eponina), photographed by Lake D’Arbonne Farmerville Louisiana.

3ft x2ft on foam core  

@ $100


Halloween Pennant Dragonfly (Celithemis eponina)

Striped bark scorpion, Centruroides vittatus

 Farmerville Louisiana.

2ft x1ft on foam core  

@ $100


Striped bark scorpion, Centruroides vittatus

Red-shouldered hawk Buteo lineatus, the celebrity Warhawk mascot,  photographed by special permission at Louisiana Purchase Gardens and Zoo.

3ft x2ft on foam core  

@ $100

Charles Paxton took most of his images on his new Pentax K- 1, Panasonic Lumix GX8, Sigma SD1 and the scorpion on his Lumix Z48. He’s honoured to see his work alongside artists’ of such great calibre!



  

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