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

The exhibition is over now but it may still be possible to sell you a picture, please contact me via my contact page.  Thank you.

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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. Images will be available for sale on order from the museum.   See more about the film.

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Fins, Fur, Feathers 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


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


Bright Nerodia, a Southern Broadbanded 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, river banks and balled-up in low branches.

2ft x3ft 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.

3ft x2ft on foam core  @ $100


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

3ft x2ft 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 x2ft on foam core  @ $100


A 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.

3ft x2ft on foam core  @ $100


Halloween pennant dragonfly photographed by Lake D’Arbonne Farmerville Louisiana.

3ft x2ft on foam core  

@ $100


Striped bark scorpion, Centruroides vittatus

 Farmerville Louisiana.

2ft x1ft on foam core  

@ $100


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

I took the images on my Pentax K-1, Panasonic Lumix GX8, Sigma SD1 and the scorpion on my Lumix Z48.




  

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