Tawny frogmouth card (Podargus strigoides) by Laura Grogan

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Tawny frogmouth card (Podargus strigoides) by 

Black ink and WN watercolour on 300g smooth hot pressed Arches watercolour paper. Original size 240 × 200mm.

I photographed the reference shot for this painting in the early afternoon at Rocky Creek Dam on the edge of Whian Whian State Forest, NSW. First one frogmouth, then the other eyed me suspiciously before deciding I wasn’t a threat and going back to sleep! I suspect they were juveniles.

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I’m passionate about ecology, wildlife epidemiology and environmental conservation. I hope that I can raise awareness about the conservation of biodiversity through my art and research (currently researching the devastating fungal disease, chytridiomycosis, which is threatening frogs worldwide). Help spread the word about conservation!

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  • JohnMWright
    JohnMWrightalmost 4 years ago

    Your skill is just amazing.

  • Thanks so much John!

    – Laura Grogan

  • RavenSoul
    RavenSoulalmost 4 years ago


  • Thank you RavenSoul!

    – Laura Grogan

  • Isa Rodriguez
    Isa Rodriguezalmost 4 years ago

    this is stunning and downright awesome .

  • Thanks! Glad you like it!

    – Laura Grogan

  • rodeorose
    rodeorosealmost 4 years ago

    Fantastic work!

  • Thanks Rodeorose!

    – Laura Grogan

  • Polly x
    Polly xalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful work – what a lovely sight they must have been :)

  • Thank you Polly! They were quite a pair!

    – Laura Grogan

  • Jeannine St-Amour
    Jeannine St-Amouralmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful work!

  • Thanks Jeannine!

    – Laura Grogan

  • linskudd
    linskuddalmost 4 years ago

    Ah. They are gorgeous. Lovely painting.

  • Thanks so much Linskudd!

    – Laura Grogan

  • LoneAngel
    LoneAngelalmost 4 years ago

    outstanding work

  • Thank you LoneAngel!

    – Laura Grogan

  • murals2go
    murals2goalmost 4 years ago

    OMG! This is AMAZING!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE also that you included the ‘evolution’ of the image!

  • Thanks so much for your lovely comments!

    – Laura Grogan

  • Ellen Keagy
    Ellen Keagyalmost 4 years ago

    I just love your work! love this

  • Thank you Ellen!

    – Laura Grogan

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