I remember when I first saw this 6 years ago. It helped inspire me to build the world of the fantasy novel I'm working on. Mr. Straub, thank you for painting this. I owe a lot to you and to this image.
Hm. Somehow it looks like the "Eagles flying rescue mission to Mount Doom" theme from the Lord of the Rings movies. Only that the mountain is much prettier and the birds are white. I hope the comparison doesn't offend you someway. ^^