Woodpeckers in the Mist

Woodpeckers in the Mist


This piece is two Pileated Woodpeckers in a foggy oak forest.  The Original has been sold, but prints are available.

Every time a pileated woodpecker hammers their beak into a tree, a force of 1,200-1,400 g's is exerted. In contrast, a force of 60-100 g's can cause a human concussion. These birds were created with 2 unique characteristics that make this possible. First, their tongues wrap around their skulls which act as a brain shock absorber. Second, they have a higher amount of tau protein inside their skulls. This acts sort of like a neuron skeletal system. What beautifully engineered little creatures!

Additional information

Weight 6 kg
Dimensions 18 × 24 × 1 in

9 x 12, 12 x 16, 18 x 24