Alfie, the little owl

27.00 180.00 

3 unlimited editions

40 cm premium matte paper ➔ 30cm image + 5cm white border on premium matte paper, 200 gsm / 80 lb weight and white finish.

40 cm museum quality paper ➔ 30cm image + 5cm white border on special edition museum quality, off-white, uncoated paper (250 gsm /110 lb).

50 cm framed museum paper ➔ 40cm image + 5cm white border on special edition museum quality paper, off-white and uncoated (250 gsm /110 lb), framed in wood and protective glass. The frames are made of pine or oak with a thickness of 20-25 mm and a width of 10-14 mm.

About this series:

Yago Partal has been working for more than 12 years on his series of portraits of animals dressed in fashionable outfits, formerly known as Zoo Portraits. He is currently creative director at Creatures United, a start-up charity aimed at protecting wildlife and especially endangered species. 10% of the sale price of these works is donated to Creatures United.

Thank you very much for purchasing this work!

About the prints

About this work: Each piece you see here represents the perfect fusion of Yago Partal’s passion and talent, reflecting more than a decade of work dedicated to the series of animal portraits with fashion styling, formerly known as Zoo Portraits. This print is a celebration of fashion and nature, featuring animals dressed with style and elegance, captured in their most authentic essence.

Guaranteed Quality: You are choosing an artwork printed on high quality paper. Whether you opt for premium matte paper or museum-quality paper, every detail, from the weight to the finish, has been carefully selected to ensure you get a durable, stunning-looking piece.

Professional Framing: If you decide to frame your choice, you will be investing in a handmade frame, either in pine or oak, designed not only to protect your work, but also to enhance its beauty. The protective glass ensures that your print will remain in perfect condition for years to come.

Commitment to Nature: By purchasing this work, you are not only taking home a piece of Yago’s talent, but you are also contributing to the cause of protecting wildlife. A 10% of the sale price of these works is donated to Creatures United, an organization committed to the preservation of endangered species.

Original Purchase: All works sold here are exclusive creations of Yago Partal. By buying directly from this website, you are assured of getting an authentic piece, direct from the artist.

Deep Meaning

Each piece you see here is much more than just an image: it is a testament to human ingenuity and creativity fused with the majesty of nature. By placing contemporary costumes on animals, Yago Partal invites viewers to transcend the boundaries between species and recognize the personality, dignity and individual character of each living being.

Artistic Crossing

Since its inception more than a decade ago, the series of animal portraits with fashionable styling has evolved and established itself, formerly known as Zoo Portraits. Through meticulous research and a deep respect for wildlife, Yago has selected outfits that bring human personality to each animal, creating a perfect synergy between fashion and nature, from humor and sympathy.

Innovation and Technology

This series breaks with the traditional conventions of animal portraiture by incorporating elements of modern design and contemporary fashion. Using advanced digital editing and illustration techniques and a keen eye for detail, Yago has made each work a testament to artistic innovation, without losing the authenticity of the animals portrayed.

Global Interconnection

The idea of dressing animals in human attire is not simply an aesthetic choice; it is a commentary on the interconnectedness of humans and animals, globalization, culture and identity. When you look at a clothed animal, you not only observe a stylized figure, but also a narrative about how we see ourselves in the larger context of the natural world. Each person can identify with one of the animals and become interested in getting to know that species and its problems with respect to humans.

Cultural Resonance

Yago’s pieces have found echoes in various corners of the world, resonating with individuals from different cultures and backgrounds. His work has initiated conversations about fashion, anthropomorphization, animal respect and environmental awareness, becoming a bridge between art, ecology and society.

Owl Detailed Description: Alfie, A Look at This Fascinating Nocturnal Bird


Introduction to the Owlet: An Enchanting Night Bird

The little owl, known scientifically as Athene noctua, is a species of nocturnal bird of prey belonging to the Strigidae family. With its small size, large, expressive eyes, and stealthy behavior, the little owl is a fascinating species and a favorite among birders. These small owls are found in a variety of habitats in Europe, Asia and North Africa.

Physical Characteristics and Behavior of the Owl

Owlets are small birds, measuring approximately 21-23 cm in length. They are known for their mottled brown plumage, which provides excellent camouflage in their natural environment. Despite their size, they are skilled hunters, feeding mainly on insects, small mammals and other invertebrates.

Nocturnal Habits and Hunting Strategies

As a nocturnal bird, the owlet uses the cover of darkness to hunt. They have exceptional vision and hearing, allowing them to detect their prey accurately in low light conditions. Their flight is silent, allowing them to approach their prey undetected.

Reproduction and Life Cycle: A Solitary Species

Owlets are usually solitary birds, except during the breeding season. They nest in tree holes, rock crevices and sometimes in abandoned buildings. The female lays 3 to 5 eggs, which are incubated for approximately one month before hatching.

Conservation of the Little Owl: Challenges and Efforts

Although the owlet is not considered an endangered species, it faces several conservation challenges. Habitat loss, pesticide use and collision with vehicles are some of the threats to their survival. Protecting their habitat and raising awareness of their ecological importance are essential for their conservation.

Alfie, an Artistic Representation of the Owl

Alfie, created by Yago Partal, is a unique artistic representation of the owl that captures the beauty and mystery of this bird. This work, which shows the owl in a posture and with human expressions, is not only an impressive piece of art, but also a way to raise awareness about the importance of conserving these nocturnal birds and their habitats.


Fascinating Curiosities about the Owl: A Journey into the World of Athene Noctua


A Distinctive Voice: The Songs and Calls of the Owlet

One of the owl’s most notable characteristics is its distinctive song, which varies from a soft “chiiu” to a loud, high-pitched “kiew”. These sounds are used to communicate with other owlets, especially during the breeding season and to mark their territory. Unlike many other owls, the owlet can also be quite vocal during the day.

Diverse Habitats: The Adaptability of the Little Owl

Although commonly associated with forests and rural areas, owlets are surprisingly adaptable and can be found in a variety of habitats. This includes urban areas, where they have adapted to living in parks, gardens and cemeteries. This adaptability has allowed them to survive in areas where other owls might have difficulty.

Skillful Hunters: The Owlet Diet

The owlet is a skilled hunter, and its diet is extremely varied. Although they mainly hunt insects and small mammals such as mice and moles, they can also feed on small birds, reptiles and even fish. This diverse diet is a testament to their ability to adapt to different environments and food availability.

Silent Flight: An Adaptation for Night Hunting

Like most owls, the owlet has a particularly silent flight. Their wings are adapted to minimize noise, allowing them to sneak up on their prey. This characteristic is crucial to their success as night hunters.

Raising Chicks: The Role of Parents

In the rearing of chicks, both parents of the owlet play an important role. While the female incubates the eggs and cares for the chicks in the early stages, the male is in charge of providing food. This collaboration ensures that the chicks receive the care and nutrition they need to grow and develop.

The Owl in Mythology and Folklore

The owl has been a character in various cultures and mythologies throughout history. In some traditions, it is considered a symbol of wisdom, while in others, it is associated with bad luck or death. These various interpretations reflect the fascination and mystery surrounding these little owls.

Owl Conservation: Challenges and Strategies

Despite their adaptability, owlets face several conservation challenges. Habitat loss, the use of pesticides that reduce their food source and collisions with vehicles are some of the main threats. Conservation efforts are focused on protecting their habitats and on education programs to increase awareness of their ecological importance.

The Owl in Scientific Research

Owlets have been the subject of numerous scientific studies that seek to better understand their ecology, behavior and adaptations. These studies are essential to formulate effective conservation strategies and to better understand the role of owlets in the ecosystems they inhabit.




  1. Little Owl – SEO/BirdLife – Information on the conservation status of the Little Owl in Spain, its inclusion in protection lists, but not in the Spanish Catalogue of Threatened Species.
  2. Owlet | What it is, characteristics, habitat, breeding, feeding – Information on the appearance and physical characteristics of the owlet, including coloration and distinguishing features.
  3. Little Owl: characteristics and photos – This article provides a complete overview of the little owl, including its origin, physical characteristics, habitat, feeding and breeding.
  4. Little Owl: Find out all about this nocturnal bird species – Web specialized in Nature – Detailed article about the little owl, exploring its habitat, characteristics, diet and other relevant aspects of this bird species.

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