Animal: Mountain Goats (Nanny & Kid)
Location: Colorado, United States of America
Experience a dramatic sunset with a Nanny Mountain Goat and Kid as rich dark storm clouds fill the backdrop. When Mountain Goat kids are born the nannies demand the most out of their babies. Living in elevations higher than 14,000 feet forces the pair to live in unforgiving terrain where one wrong step leads to certain death. Equipped with hard hooves and flexible pads these goats are built for the rocky terrain allowing them to leap from rock to rock. Mountain Goats put humans to shame with their vertical jumping distance of twelve feet.
In an unforgiving area, I climbed and jumped from rock to rock as I overlooked an impressive valley while standing at 14,000 feet. As I began climbing to where the Goats were early in my expedition altitude sickness started to impact me. Traveling from sea level to nearly 2.7 miles high caused me to have an extremely short breath making each rock I climbed harder and harder.
As rich storm clouds started to fill the backdrop I was following a Nanny and its Kid. After eating the tundra vegetation and licking the area for minerals, like salt, the Mountain Goats started their decent down the Mountain to where they rest for the night. As they were walking at the top of a mountain they approached the edges of the peak. Once the Nanny and Kid reached the edge they stopped and overlooked the impressive backdrop they called home allowing me to photograph the bond between a parent and child with vivid clouds surrounding them. 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.
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.
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.