Long-Beaked Common Dolphin - [Delphinus capensis]
Monterey Bay, California, United States
Common dolphins tend to be found in large social groups of 100 to 500. You often see them bow-riding. They are super energetic animals. They tend to breach, somersault, pitch-pole or porpoise through the water. They live about 35-40 years. They can hold their breaths for about 8 minutes and dive 200-280 m (650-900 feet). Food of choice may be shrimp or squid as well as small schooling fish like sardines and anchovies.
Size: up to 2-2 1/2 meters (6-8 feet) Weight: From 80-235 kg (160-500 lbs)
Print Sizes available from 4x6 up to 40x60. Included with sizes 12x18 and larger, you get a float mount hanging system.If you wish a silver or black metal box-style frame,a print only, (12x18 and larger), please enter it into your order notes.
This photo image is made by infusing dyes directly into specially coated aluminum sheets. It has a glossy finish which produces colors that are very vibrant and the luminescence is breathtaking. The ultra-hard scratch-resistant surface is waterproof/weatherproof and can be cleaned easily with any commercial glass cleaner (avoid direct sunlight). It is then mounted on one inch thick aluminum frame. Comes with all the hardware to make it easy for you to put it right on your wall.
How archival are Metal Prints?
Images printed with the MetalPrints process will last for generations when displayed indoors and out of direct sunlight. Like any fine art print, MetalPrints should not be exposed to direct sunlight or high outdoor temperatures. MetalPrints have an additional benefit over giclee or photographic processes in that they are waterproof and have an ultra-hard scratch resistant coating. The archival value of a print should be judged not only by its resistance to degradation by U.V. light and ozone exposure, but also to moisture and surface damage. When these factors are brought into the equation, MetalPrints are an excellent way to preserve an image.