These weasel-like fiesty hunters are known to take on prey much larger than themselves. With a varied omnivore diet, they drink nectar, gorge on figs, attack beehives, prey on rodents, snakes, birds, eggs; and in packs, they can bring down small deer and monkeys too. They are small, but fierce. 

First sightings are always a memorable affair. Going about it’s usual forest patrol, the Marten caught sight of us, seconds before we spotted it too. We got a good long glimpse of the Marten, as it went bounding off into the canopy, on dense moss laden branches. Thrilled with my sighting, I froze the moment of the first glimpse within this painting. 

Acrylic on board, 8 x 11 inches
Original artwork: Not for sale

Limited edition – Archival print on Hahnemühle paper:
9 x 12 inches – ₹ 4,000/- (Print run of 50)

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