Photographer: Fabrice Jaine
Caption: A male manta ray (Mobula alfredi) follows a larger female during a courtship ritual photographed at Ningaloo Reef Marine Park, Western Australia. The species is classified as ‘Vulnerable’ on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Mating and birthing locations remain uncertain throughout its range and rarely observed in the wild.
* This image was selected as a Finalist in the Monochrome Category of the world-renowned 2019 Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year Awards and was subsequently exhibited at the South Australian Museum and Australian Museum, and featured in the official photo book of the exhibition.*
About the printing process: Every one of these images is precious to Fabrice, and therefore when purchasing one of Fabrice's prints you can expect meticulous attention to detail. Each print will be treated with the utmost care, delicately handled and securely packaged to ensure it arrives safely into your hands and will be proudly displayed in your home or office! Images are printed with the finest printers, papers and materials to ensure superior quality and a final product that is rich in detail, depth and colour.
Various print options are available for each photograph:
- Art Paper: Fabrice typically prints on Ilford Galerie Premium Papers, which include Gold Fiber Silk, Textured Cotton Rag, Smooth Pearl or Metallic Gloss papers. Since each photograph is unique in its tonal range and mood, each print may require a specific paper/texture to truly express its full potential. Fabrice likes to decide on paper choice during the printing process to ensure high output quality, however if you wish to specifically request one of the papers mentioned above, please contact Fabrice after your have placed your order to discuss your needs.
- Acrylic mounted prints: Acrylic mounted prints are modern prints where the printed photograph is mounted behind a 5mm optical grade and UV protective clear acrylic layer. The resulting product is a breathtaking print that will make an impact on any audience, with remarkable depth and brilliance, and ready to be hung on your wall for a modern look. Since acrylic mounting requires additional and precise work for optimal output quality, it may take up to 2 weeks for your acrylic print to be delivered. Also, a $50 fee is included in the price to cover packaging needs.
For specific enquiries or custom sizes, please contact Fabrice directly.