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Hahnemühle Photo Rag 100% Cotton Bright White & Archival Pigment

DESCRIPTION

In strong winds, thousands of Portuguese men o'war are blown onto the coast of NSW, Australia. Rafts of them trapped in a sheltered bay offered me a chance to photograph them. On this attempt I was in the water at sunrise, to catch both the eerie light and the clearer water brought in by high tide. A breeze pushed the animals along like tiny sailing boats, making framing tricky and despite a wetsuit, I didn't manage to avoid stings. This image was a finalist in the NHM/BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year awards 2014.

All Limited Edition prints have a 1 inch (2.5cm) white signature border. Hand signed and numbered by Matty Smith. All editions are limited to 100 prints, numbered in ascending order and come complete with a certificate of authenticity and a Hahnemühle Art Registry Number.

TAGS

Bluebottle, Blue, Landscape, Water, Ocean, Bay, Bushrangers Bay, NSW, Wildlife, Invertebrate, stormy, Ocean scape