Fire Urchin Shrimp - [Allopontonia iani]
Torpedo Alley, Horseshoe Bay, Rinca, Komodo, Indonesia
This Fire Urchin Shrimp mimics the colors of its host [Asthenosoma varium] in hopes to gain enough camouflage that its predators won’t see it. The white stripe down its back and red beak-like nose resembles an urchin tentacle, while the yellow under its belly blends with the urchin’s yellowish colored endoskeleton.
Size: up to 25 mm (~1 inch)
Print Size that is on SALE is a 20x30 which has a silver metal box-style frame.
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.