Photographic Work   From Above   Islet and sea bed

Islet and sea bed, Bahamas - 2005

Islet and sea bed, Exuma Cays, Bahamas (24°28’ N, 76°46’ W).


Œuvre Originale Signée et Numérotée

These clear waters are home to one of the richest underwater worlds on the planet. Southeast of Florida and north of Haiti and Cuba, the Bahamas Archipelago consists of more than 700 islands and coral islets. Today, its more than 640,000 acres of exceptional land and sea biodiversity are protected by the Bahamas National Trust. Exposed to hurricanes, with low-fertility soil subject to particularly high water stress due to its permeability, only a few islands are used for tropical crops. Local agriculture produces fruits and vegetables but is short on space, and 80 percent of food goods must be imported. The Bahamas, which has a population of 350,000 inhabitants, is dependent on tourism, which accounts for more than 50 percent of GDP and employs 50 percent of the active population. The archipelago enjoys one of the most prosperous economies in the West Indies and Caribbean, but is also the most vulnerable to international fluctuations. Since gaining its independence in 1973, the Commonwealth of the Bahamas has become one of the leading offshore financial centers in the world; this activity represents 15 percent of its GDP. But the importance of this business has been declining since the government committed to fighting money laundering in 2002. According to some specialists, funds held in tax havens are most often gains from corruption, laundering of criminal activities, and tax evasion.


Prise en 2005, c'est une photographie argentique. Sa diapositive originale est conservée par l'atelier Yann Arthus-Bertrand à Paris.


Œuvre originale de Yann Arthus-Bertrand. Les tirages sont réalisés exclusivement par l’Atelier Yann Arthus-Bertrand à Paris sous le contrôle de l’artiste lui-même.

Œuvre Originale Signée et Numérotée

Tous les tirages signés incluent un bord blanc
- Format 1, 2 & 3 = 2 cm de bord blanc autour de l’image
- Format 4, 5 = 4 cm de bord blanc autour de l’image
- Format 6 = 5 cm de bord blanc autour de l’image
Tirage numérique réalisé par l'atelier Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Imprimante jet-d'encre Canon IPF 9400, encre pigmentaire, Impression sur papier fibre 100% coton sans acides (Museo Silver Rag)

>> voir des tirages dans l’Atelier YAB


Tous nos encadrements sont réalisés sur mesure et fait main. Le bois sélectionné pour les cadres est directement coupé et assemblé en fonction de l'œuvre et peint selon le choix.
Pour les tirages signés, l'atelier Yann Arthus-Bertrand offre trois choix de cadres: bois foncé, bois peint blanc, bois peint noir.
Il est possible ensuite de choisir le cadre sous verre ou bien sous verre anti-reflet.


L'acquisition de l'œuvre se fait par le tirage uniquement.
Pour toutes demandes concernant l'encadrement nous vous invitons à envoyer un email à

>> voir des encadrements dans l’Atelier YAB et galeries

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.


Consulted Works