Keeper of the Red Dog

Keeper of the Red Dog

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Keeper of the Red Dog

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

 

Backstory 

Gaze into a photograph that depicts one of Yellowstone National Park's most iconic animals, Bison. These hefty animals can weigh up to 2,000 pounds as they stand on their skinny legs.  Bison face some of the most extreme conditions known to man living in temperatures that drop to -40°F as they really on their large fat reserves and fur to keep them warm.  As springtime approaches, Bison cover the unthawed valleys in red as their calfs are born.     

In the backcountry of Yellowstone national park I hiked side by side with a Bison herd capturing tender moments between cows and their calfs. Bison cows prize their baby and will do anything to protect them from the predators attempting to get a meal.  Everywhere Bison calfs go they stick close to their mother's side for protection.

As I was walking through the thick sage with a heard of Bison I managed to walk ahead of them in the direction they were going.  I placed my tripod on the ground as I sat in the sage waiting for a cow with its calf to walk over the ridge having the beauty of Yellowstone's vegetation surround the landscape with sage cover the floor and a forest backdrop.  As the Bison approached, one pair walked out onto the top of a small ridge allowing to me capture the protection and love an adult Bison has for its red dog. 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.


 

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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. 


Shipping

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.