The Journey South by thepapercrane

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As a boy at I would watch the swallows gather in large numbers on the wires, young and old, preparing for their long journey ahead. Over the English channel, down through western France, across the Pyrenees, down eastern Spain into Morocco, and across the Sahara. Some following the west coast of Africa avoiding the Sahara, and others traveling further east and down the Nile Valley.

Their departure would sadly symbolise the end of summer and I would look forward to their return each spring.


bird, feather, nature, landscape, mountains, sea, sun, city, travel, migration

Nature inspired illustrator based in SW UK.

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  • Lou Patrick Mackay
    Lou Patrick Ma...about 1 month ago

    Cool style and illo!

  • Thanks Lou :)

    – thepapercrane

  • Rin Ohara
    Rin Oharaabout 1 month ago

    I like it ^^

  • Cheers :^)

    – thepapercrane

  • Oriana Vanderliek
    Oriana Vanderliekabout 1 month ago

    How nice!!!

  • Thanks Oriana :D

    – thepapercrane

  • barmalisiRTB
    barmalisiRTBabout 1 month ago

    This is great.

  • Thanks bram. You are great :D

    – thepapercrane

  • bri-b
    bri-babout 1 month ago


  • Cheers!

    – thepapercrane

  • Lili Batista
    Lili Batistaabout 1 month ago

    very nice! :)

  • Patricia Van Lubeck
    Patricia Van L...about 1 month ago

    Love the description too :)

  • Thanks. Swallows are currently sitting on eggs in our barn for the 1st time in years :D :D

    – thepapercrane

  • Jacques Maes
    Jacques Maesabout 1 month ago


  • Thanks a lot Jaques ;)

    – thepapercrane

  • dEMOnyo
    dEMOnyoabout 1 month ago


  • Hi and thanks :)

    – thepapercrane

  • moritzstork
    moritzstorkabout 1 month ago

    lovely colors, mate!

  • Cheers buddy :D

    – thepapercrane

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