The Perception

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The Perception is a simple and dramatic photograph of an African leopard, seemingly peering at its reflection in the surface of a watering hole.

The waterline bisects the image and creates a composition of perfect symmetry, and the negative space between the legs and tail of the animal become strange abstract forms.

The tail hangs in a gentle arc, almost touching the water.

I took this photograph during the night time and this leopard was extremely cautious, consistently evading the camera. Eventually, after circling the watering hole several times and coming to a stop, it settled down for just long enough for me to capture it.

Leopards are born without spots, but they quickly develop over the first few days of their lives. They can adapt to almost any environment and they thrive in woodlands, savannas, coastal shrub and even rainforests, perhaps owing to that versatile camouflage.

Against the inky black the animal is startlingly vibrant. In contrast to the daytime where It would become invisible against the grass, here at night it shines brightly.

Photographs often portray leopards as fearsome creatures, but this moment shows a delicate moment of quiet solitude. We can see it acting like any cat could, lapping gently at the water.

The rosettes that cover its body are in full view as the leopard shows its side, and the effectiveness of the camouflage is evident even here. It’s difficult to see the contour of the body and limbs; the form is distorted by the dizzying pattern.

This photograph has a gentle feel, and is a beautifully simple portrait of a leopard in its element.

Note: Weight & Dimension is for the shipping package, It is not the actual Weight and Dimension of the print.

Weight 30 lbs
Dimensions 52 × 6 × 36 in

$30.00$1,221.00

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  • Print: $30.00
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Chromata White

Chromata White Canvas is among the most archival canvases available today. Chromata White Canvas is a textured 19 mil bright white, consistent poly-cotton blend matte canvas using an acid-free, neutral pH coating and optical brightener free (no OBAs). We use this canvas for absolute best color reproduction, longevity, and for its crack resistance. Chromata White is archival certified for 100+ years.

 * Matte finish | 19 mil thickness | 390 gsm weight*

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For a “Stretched Gallery Wrap”, we print the canvas and wrap it on a 1.5-inch frame. The thicker frame gives a more dramatic 3-dimensional effect once it is placed on a wall. “Rolled canvas” means that your photo is printed on canvas, but it is not stretched around a wooden frame. All our canvas prints come with protective coatings for longevity.

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This paper contains pearly mica crystals to create a metallic reflection effect, which gives prints intense warmth and depth. We use Vibrance Luster  heavyweight photo paper for maximum color gamut, Dmax, and image resolution.

* Luster finish | 10 mil thickness | 255 GSM weight*

Vibrance Luster

With the slight glossy and subtle texture enhances the details and colors of the print. The metallic paper gives the eye-catching metallic effect on the print. Vibrance Metallic paper is a professional quality photographic paper that shows off the finest details, and prints appear crisper. This paper is the finest choice for the highest level of sharpness and brilliant color display.

* Metallic finish | 10 mil thickness | 255 gsm weight*

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This 310g, Bright White, water-resistant velvet fine art paper is made from 100% cotton fiber and is acid and lignin-free, strong and dimensionally stable. This paper produces Eye-popping color gamut & Dmax. Our prints are produced on this highest quality 100-year archival certified fine art paper.

* Lightly textured finish  |  19 mil thickness  |  310 gsm weight*

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* Lightly textured finish | 18 mil thickness | 310 GSM weight*

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Mounting

Prints are face-mounted onto clear acrylic, finished with a 1/8” black Sintra® adhered to the back.

All HD Acrylic prints are given diamond polish to edges to ensure a diamond shine that adds a beautiful finishing touch.

All HD Acrylic printed photos come with a sustainable natural birch wood wall mount. The frame is 3/4” deep, which makes photos appear to be floating off the wall.

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Mounting

All metal prints are given a glossy finish, please contact us if you prefer a matte finish. 

The Matte finish will take more production time and wholly based on stock availability.

All HD metal printed photos come with a sustainable natural birch wood wall mount. The frame is 3/4” deep, which makes photos appear to be floating off the wall.

African leopard reflection on the water
The Perception
$30.00$1,221.00