A Fever of Cownose Rays

A Fever of Cownose Rays

$200.00Price

A Fever of Cownose Rays - AKP001

 

The highly awarded 'A Fever Of Cownose Rays' is Alex's most prized image. 

A rare encounter with a fever of cownose rays on the Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia. The images were taken whilst freediving to approximately 6 metres and using natural light. The rays were circling and rubbing together in a behaviour that is still not clearly understood. According to researchers, most likely a mating behaviour.  The rays were spiralling up and down the water column from the surface to 20 metres for approximately 20 minutes until they were not seen again. Undeterred by my presence, they continued to focus on each whilst I documented the encounter. There have been few reports of cownose rays in the Ningaloo Reef region and over the last four years working there, I had never seen them. The species of ray cannot be accurately identified, it is either Rhinoptera javanica or Rhinoptera neglecta. It was a once in a lifetime encounter.

 

Awards:

  • 2020 AUSTRALIAN GEOGRAPHIC NATURE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 'ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR' - 1ST PRIZE
  • 2020 SONY WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS NATURAL WORLD & WILDLIFE - SHORTLISTED
  • 2020 UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR CATEGORY - HIGHLY COMMENDED
  • 2019 AUSTRALIAN PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS WILDLIFE CATEGORY - 1ST PRIZE
  • Additional Information

    Fine Art Paper (Rolled)

     

    Images are printed using the latest Epson SureColor P20070 Wide Format Inkjet Printer. This printer is well regarded as one of the best and most efficient Inkjet printer in the commercial market. Some key highlights of the rolled prints include:

    • Partial gloss and reflection of light
    • 90 Year Archival Rating
    • Ilford GALERIE Prestige Smooth Pearl 310gsm

     

    Framed Prints

     

    All Framed Prints are printed using an Epson P20070 with X-Rite i1 Colour Calibration. Some key highlights of the framed prints:

    • Ilford GALERIE Prestige Smooth Pearl 310gsm
    • Non-Reflective Glass - light, strong, durable - great for shipping
    • Adhesive Foamcore - Long term protection against image fading
    • D-Rings and String - ready to hang

     

    Shipping Information


    The following are an estimate of the transit times that our couriers provide. 

     

    As all orders are custom made on order, the print times will vary depending on the product.

     

    All orders will be provided with a tracking number to track the progress of the shipment. 

     

    For urgent orders please get in touch with us. 

     

    An approximate guide below:

     

    Printing: (business days)

    2 - 4 days for Fine Art Paper (Rolled)

    7 - 12 days for Framed Prints

     

    Shipping time: (business days)

    Australia, US, UK, Canada, Europe, NZ: Depending on the size of print, please allow 2-7 business days

    Other: Please allow 7 - 15 business days 

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    Please note that whilst we do our best to ensure that production and deliveries are within the times listed, we cannot provide a 100% guarantee of the times listed above.