To the northeast of Key West, the capital of this small coral archipelago, uninhabited islets covered by mangroves emerged from the accumulation of coral sand thanks to the never ending movement of the waves and currents coming from the Straits of Florida that connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico, combined for some years with the passage of cyclones, which waves can make the islets submerge completely. This fragile ecosystem that has more than 250 species of birds is protected by the National Wildlife Refuge – NWR. Established in 1938, the National Wildlife
Refuge Great White Heron is a haven for great white herons, an endemic species of herons and one of the only populations (less than 1.000 couples) that nest in Keys. This long-legged bird was once much hunted for its feathers, which were widely used for making hats ornaments. Due to this fact today the birds and its ecosystem are under protection. Three species of marine turtles can be found on the reefs and two of them – the luth and the green turtle – go there to lay their eggs. Less known than the national parks, the NWR exist since 1903 and were actually the first real instruments for the protection of fauna and flora in the world. Therefore, 61 million hectares are protected in the United States, two times more than in national parks. Different from the national parks, which are open for tourist visitation, when the species protection so requires, all or part of the 555 reserves are closed to the public. Visitors are forbidden in Barracuda Keys as well as in the group of islands of the refuge.
Original work by Yann Arthus-Bertrand. The prints are made exclusively by the Yann Arthus-Bertrand Studio in Paris under the control of the artist himself.
Original Edition Signed and Numbered
Prints ordered without frames include a white border
- Format 1, 2 & 3 = 2 cm of white border around the image
- Format 4, 5 = 4 cm of white border around the image
- Format 6 = 5 cm of white border around the image
Digital print made by the Yann Arthus-Bertrand Studio. Canon IPF 9400 Ink-jet printer, pigmentary ink, printing on acid free 100% cotton fibre paper (Museo Silver Rag)
>> voir des tirages dans l’Atelier YAB
POUR LES ŒUVRES SIGNÉS ET NUMÉROTÉES
All our frames are made to measure and hand-made. The wood chosen for the frames is cut directly and assembled as a function of the work and painted as chosen.
For the signed prints, the Yann Arthus-Bertrand Studio offers three choices of frame : dark wood, wood painted white, wood painted black.
It is possible thereafter to choose a frame with glass or a frame with non-reflecting glass.
FOR THE LIMITED EDITIONS
The purchase of the work is uniquely by way of a print.
For any requests relating to framing please send an email to : email@example.com
Delivery charges are at the expense of the purchaser. Delivery time depends on the country in which you live. Between 1 and 2 weeks should be allowed for a print and 3 to 4 weeks for a framed print.
Only for orders taken in July and August, between 3 to 4 weeks should be allowed for a print and 5 to 6 weeks for a framed print.
Once the order is validated, the print is made, signed and framed in accordance with your request.
Customs duties and VAT outside the European Union (+ Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein) are at the expense of the purchaser. We invite you to get in touch with the Customs services in your country for more information on this subject.
The Yann Arthus-Bertrand Studio works with specialised transporters, who are authorised to deliver works of art.
Once the print/frame has been dispatched, you will receive an e-mail from the Studio giving you the name of the transporter, the number of the parcel and the estimated date of delivery.