Ghost of the Boreal

Ghost of the Boreal

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Ghost of the Boreal

Animal: Great Grey Owl
Location: Northern Minnsesota, United States of America



Gaze into the yellow eyes of a Great Grey Owl and admire its detailed face with each small feather contributing to the elaborate pattern from the box tie at the bottom of its head to the elaborate circular black pattern formed on its face.  Year round, Great Grey Owls rely on their circular disk-like facial structure to direct sounds into their ears allowing them to hunt by listening to faint sounds up to two- feet deep in packed snow.

In the heart of Northern Minnesota's boreal forest, the only sounds that could be heard were the trees cracking on a brutally cold morning in December as the temperatures dipped below -25°F.  As I was walking through the snow I scanned the trees and noticed that I was not alone.  A massive Great Grey Owl was sitting on a dead tree branch eye-level directly in front of me gazing into my eyes.

As I stood in awe, I carefully lowered my tripod onto the snow-covered forest ground and aimed my lens at the ghost of the boreal forest.  As my heart was pounding, I made sure to frame the image vertically to capture the beauty of its bowtie on the bottom of its face. As I pressed the shutter on my camera the owl continued to gaze my way.  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.