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Animal: American Bison & Calf
Location: Yellowstone National Park, United States of America



Observe the unpredictability and cold weather through this photo taken in Yellowstone National Park documenting a late Spring snowstorm.  Surviving winter in one of the most severe locations on the planet is not enough for the Animals in Yellowstone.  Even though the seasons change on your calendar, this ecosystem plays by its own rules.  As the days get longer, and the animals start shedding their warm weather coats, this Bison calf was welcomed into the world by a late springtime flurry. 

In an area dubbed the Serengeti of the North, animals of all kinds from Bison to Bears welcome the next generation into the world every spring. On a cool morning during the middle of May, I trekked into the backcountry of Yellowstone as the sun peaked above the mountains.  As I scanned the plains walking towards the Bison herd it was amazing to see how many calves were born compared to just one day earlier.

Moments after I started photographing the herd a mid- May flurry started blanking the area in snow and greatly reducing the visibility.  As I laid on the ground covered in freshly fallen snow, all the Bison calves were running and chasing each other.  You could tell how old the Bison calf was by how often it fell.  After the calves tuckered themselves out, the calf in the photo navigated its way back to its parent.  As it stood in the flurry looking cold the parent approached the calf and started to comfort its baby by licking it.  This moment shows why Mother Nature is truly the greatest artist of us all.

Each photo captured has a deep and intricate backstory, articulated above, that is printed alongside your print to give you the full behind the scenes look for each fine art photograph you purchase.


Print Options


Acrylic Print: unmatched resolution, clarity, Dmax, vibrancy, and an unrivaled 3D perspective when observing the final product

What is an Acrylic print?  An Acrylic print is one of the highest quality prints money can buy.  It is the most popular medium purchased from us is our acrylic print identical to photos hanging in art museums due to the look and feel of the image appearing backlit.  Acrylic prints are a higher quality medium compared to the more common, and lesser quality, metal prints.  Acrylic come ready to hang with a built- in wall mount and require no frame.

Thomas only uses the highest quality print engineers in the industry to ensure standout prints by relying on proprietary methods superior to all other printers.  

Surface coat options: Both options offer UV protection, however the different surface coats will optimize your viewing experience depending on where you want to hang our print.  

Clear surface coat is best used in controlled environments with special lighting, or in an area with low glare from sources like windows.  Clear enhances your viewing experience in these environments by maximizing the 3D effect making the image appear backlit.  

UV surface coat is best used in areas with an uncontrollable lighting environment, such as placing the print near bright windows. 

Heavyweight Photo Paper: vivid colors, deep rich blacks, and brilliant bright whites give an authentic and impressive feeling when looking at the final product

What is the heavyweight photo paper? Heavyweight photo paper is like you traditional medium you know and are accustomed to, but ours is much more.  We only use high quality and color calibrated paper and printers to ensure an accurate and lifelike final product.  Tailored to each specific image, we determine which of our papers yields the most pleasing results.  The papers we normally use are: Fuji Crystal Archive Professional Super Type PD Luster, Fuji Crystal Archive Pearl Paper, Kodak Endura Metallic Paper, and Ilford Pearl Paper. 


Although our print engineering time is shorter than the time Thomas spends in the field, there is still a short shipping delay.  Due to the detail and laborious process in creating your Acrylic print, your order may not ship out to you until fifteen days after you place your order.    

Heavyweight photo paper orders ship less than five days after your order is placed.

Other Information 

Refunds are only offered if the print is damaged on arrival and reported no later than 15 days after delivery. You may be charged customs duties and taxes for this print.