Robert Clark

Jacobin Pigeon

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The Jacobin pigeon is one of many different fancy pigeon breeds that Darwin raised. Darin became interested in pigeonry because he saw it as a way to illustrate how evolution can naturally select certain traits; while pigeon breeding does so at the hands of breeders, evolution naturally selects for certain traits based on how adaptively fit a set of individuals are to their contingent environment. Remarkably, all fancy pigeons are actually descendants of the Common Rock Pigeon you see in every city. Pigeonry isn’t adaptive, it simply uses a mechanism found naturally in nature to accentuate aesthetic rather than adaptive qualities in a species.

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Dimensions + Editions

8 x 10 Print

Edition Size Open
Image 7.49 x 9.5
Full-Bleed Frame 9.25 x 11.25
Matted Frame 13 x 15

11 x 14 Print

Edition Size 1/50
Image 10.5 x 13.3
Full-Bleed Frame 12.25 x 15.25
Matted Frame 17 x 20

16 x 20 Print

Edition Size 2/30
Image 14.99 x 19
Full-Bleed Frame 17.25 x 21.25
Matted Frame 22.5 x 26.5

24 x 30 Print

Edition Size 1/15
Image 22.88 x 29
Full-Bleed Frame 25.25 x 31.25
Matted Frame 30.5 x 36.5

30 x 40 Print

Edition Size 1/7
Image 28.5 x 36.12
Full-Bleed Frame 31.25 x 41.25
Matted Frame 36 x 46


Robert Clark is the author of four monographs: Evolution A Visual Record, Feathers Displays of Brilliant Plumage, First Down Houston A Year with the Houston Texans and Image America. His work regularly appears in National Geographic Magazine and others. During his twenty-year association with National Geographic, Clark has photographed more than 40 stories all over the world.

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