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Varanus salvadorii and birds of paradise by René Villanueva Maldonado.


Biological illustration is the use of technical illustration to visually communicate the structure and specific details of biological subjects of study. This can be used to demonstrate anatomy, explain biological functions or interactions, direct surgical procedures, distinguish species, and other applications. This traditional style often depicts prey species, variation with the species or even a group of related species. Rene's focus primarily is that of Mexican herpetofauna.


These stunning pieces come in a wide variety of designs but be quick as we have VERY limited numbers of these unique works.


The Varanus salvadorii and birds of paradise measures 90 x 60cms and will be sent out in a mailing tube. 

Varanus salvadorii With Bird of Paradise Print

  • Please note this is a PRINT - not the original artwork.

  • Rene Villanueva Maldonado founded Natvrae Story in 2013. He is a naturalist and expeditionary explorer in Mexico and several countries, dedicated to the conservation and knowledge of biodiversity, with 15 years of active experience working with wildlife.


    His main focus of work is the exploration of the canopy of 
    tropical forests, to study their biodiversity and ecology. He is also a technical advisor for wildlife documentaries, especially for the management of venomous reptiles, tracking of species that want to be filmed and interpretation of the ecosystem.

    He has participated in numerous expeditions to search for species of flora and fauna, from herpetological trips, white sharks, whales, big cats and birds of prey. Likewise, he has been a professor and external academic advisor for research projects and have participated in publications with publishers, particularly on issues related to arboriculture.


    He has built up a large collection of natural history works, specializing in those that have been represented with illustrations, and  has studied the history of art, scientific illustration and naturalistic art. He is a fan of natural history and the naturalist lifestyle, also working on specimen conservation techniques, and the anatomical study of it.

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