Purple Sea

Purple Sea

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Purple Sea

Animal: Gentoo Penguins
Location: Falkland Islands, (
Islas Malvinas)



Feel the dramatic sunset illuminating vibrant hues as the sand reflects purple all around.  The Falkland Islands features some of the longest days in the summer creating sensational sunsets illuminating the penguins.  The dramatic days over sixteen hours long are created by the island being located east of South America and North of Antarctica.

Off the beaten path, the Falklands during breeding season offer solitude.  The only sounds heard are the strong gusts of wind whipping through the island as well as thousands of penguins vocalizing.  The long days were extremely hard.  Waking up every day at 3:30AM and going to sleep at 10:30PM really took its toll as I camped on the island for one and a half months.  Resting was an afterthought because the rewards from time spent in the field were well worth it.

After navigating my way down a steep mountain dodging penguin burrows I finally reached a pristine white sand beach that spanned for hundreds of meters.  As I watched the sun slowly fall in the sky I felt like there was going to be a great sunset.  Following my prediction, I walked out onto the wet sand and laid down waiting for penguins to arrive back from the rough sea with a belly full of fish to feed their chicks.  As the sun touched the horizon the most vibrant colors of a deep purple hue were illuminating all around me.  As a Gentoo waddled back from the ocean with a belly full of fish it stood on the vibrant purple sea as I captured its image.  This moment shows why Mother Nature is truly the greatest artist of us all.

Each photo captured has a deep and intricate backstory, articulated above, that is printed alongside your print to give you the full behind the scenes look for each fine art photograph you purchase.


Print Options


Acrylic Print: unmatched resolution, clarity, Dmax, vibrancy, and an unrivaled 3D perspective when observing the final product

What is an Acrylic print?  An Acrylic print is one of the highest quality prints money can buy.  It is the most popular medium purchased from us is our acrylic print identical to photos hanging in art museums due to the look and feel of the image appearing backlit.  Acrylic prints are a higher quality medium compared to the more common, and lesser quality, metal prints.  Acrylic come ready to hang with a built- in wall mount and require no frame.

Thomas only uses the highest quality print engineers in the industry to ensure standout prints by relying on proprietary methods superior to all other printers.  

Surface coat options: Both options offer UV protection, however the different surface coats will optimize your viewing experience depending on where you want to hang our print.  

Clear surface coatis best used in controlled environments with special lighting, or in an area with low glare from sources like windows.  Clear enhances your viewing experience in these environments by maximizing the 3D effect making the image appear backlit.  

UV surface coatis best used in areas with an uncontrollable lighting environment, such as placing the print near bright windows. 

Heavyweight Photo Paper: vivid colors, deep rich blacks, and brilliant bright whites give an authentic and impressive feeling when looking at the final product

What is the heavyweight photo paper? Heavyweight photo paper is like you traditional medium you know and are accustomed to, but ours is much more.  We only use high quality and color calibrated paper and printers to ensure an accurate and lifelike final product.  Tailored to each specific image, we determine which of our papers yields the most pleasing results.  The papers we normally use are: Fuji Crystal Archive Professional Super Type PD Luster, Fuji Crystal Archive Pearl Paper, Kodak Endura Metallic Paper, and Ilford Pearl Paper. 


Although our print engineering time is shorter than the time Thomas spends in the field, there is still a short shipping delay.  Due to the detail and laborious process in creating your Acrylic print, your order may not ship out to you until fifteen days after you place your order.    

Heavyweight photo paper orders ship less than five days after your order is placed.

Other Information 

Refunds are only offered if the print is damaged on arrival and reported no later than 15 days after delivery. You may be charged customs duties and taxes for this print.