Robert E Fuller Wildlife Artist Blog

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    AN EXHIBITION OF PAINTINGS EXPLORING THE THEME OF WILDLIFE COURTSHIP ANIMALS IN LOVE THE RESEARCH Welcome to my virtual Valentine art exhibition, Animals in Love. On this page, I share my intensive field research into animal courtship. Please click on the links to read the stories behind the paintings as well as a description of the motivation behind the exhibition.    Animals in Love: Are Animals Romantic?   Grebe Reed Dance: Is this […]

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One of the most incredible wildlife spectacles of the year is the annual Black Grouse Lek, when these birds strut and display their feathers during their annual courting ritual. The event takes place between March and April and you can see it in the Yorkshire Dales. Black Grouse, painted, by Robert E Fuller The display is spellbinding, if at times a little comical. The males charge around with their curiously-curved tails fanned and erect, wings spread […]

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If you’ve never seen black grouse perform their annual courting ritual, known as a lek, you’ve really missed a treat. I painted the picture below after spending a week out in freezing temperatures waiting for the fog to lift for long enough to photograph the grouse.  The spectacular way these birds strut and display their feathers was something I had only seen once before. The display is spellbinding, if at times a little comical. The males charge […]


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