A bufflehead bird just before it lands on the water wall print
Bufflehead Flare
Ray Hennessey

Bufflehead Flare

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"This is pretty much the dream shot I had in my mind for a Bufflehead. When I first thought about getting decoys for these ducks this was the shot I had in mind. I had seen them flying around and performing their hilarious landing procedure in the past, showing off those amazing pink feet. My hope with the decoys was to get them flying right at me when they dropped their feet to slow down and land. This was one of the last outings I did with these ducks this past winter and it was one of the best. It was a very calm morning, which doesn't happen often on this large open bay. With the calm and quiet morning, the ducks were very active and chasing each other around a lot. The males were doing their best to court a female partner which involved a lot of head-bobbing, calling and chasing each other, and the females around. When this duck caught sight of my decoy spread he flew directly at me to strut his stuff. I locked onto him quite a way out and tracked him as he flew right at me. He came in pretty close and dropped those big pink feet and I got this shot. I also like how you can also see how flared his tail is as he tries to slow down to perform his water skiing landing."

PhotographerRay Hennessy

  • Turn heads: Our wildlife photography prints feature stunning animals in bold and exciting colours, as well as black and white, that will fit into any room or decor.
  • Long lasting paper that’s better for the environment: Conservation is at the forefront of our non-profit, this is why we choose to only print on FSC Sustainable paper to ensure we don’t contribute to the deforestation of our wild spaces.
  • Excellent print quality: At That’s Wild, we make sure that the wildlife photographs provided to us are of the highest quality and have no watermarks.
  • Comes in multiple sizes: For the time being, we offer 3 different print sizes (A4, A3, A2). Choose the print size perfect for your room!
  • Print only: Our photography prints come without frames included.

 

A Better Future For All

Our mission here at That’s Wild is simple - we want to share the beauty of our world through wildlife photography prints and support those working on the frontline to conserve our wild spaces and species.

Any product suggestions or questions please email: jakeandjo@thatswildprints.com

Meet the first charity we have partnered with to donate our profits to - the Gibbon Conservation Society (GCS)!

GCS is an NGO (non-government organisation) that focuses on conserving wild Gibbon populations in Malaysia. Gibbons are a species of ape that can be found only in South East Asia. The GCS team rescue Gibbons that have been taken from the wild and sold into the pet trade in Malaysia. They then rehabilitate these beautiful primates so that they can be released back into the wild where they belong. Watch the short video below!

Gibbons are agile, acrobatic and vocal apes that are not meant to be owned by humans and kept as "pets". They are bought as pets because they are cute. Once captured, baby gibbons often die from mistreatment and incorrect care, or become too big and boisterous for the "owners" to handle. When this happens, or when they are ceased by authorities, they get taken in by GCS and go to their Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GReP), no matter what condition they are in.

 Some key facts:

  • For each baby gibbon sold into the pet trade, an estimated 10 die in the process
  • It is illegal to have gibbons as pets in Malaysia, but it is still happening
  • Wild gibbon populations are decreasing due to the pet trade and loss of habitat (through deforestation)
  • They are classified as endangered on the IUCN Redlist
  • Gibbons are the fastest species of primate, moving through the trees at upto 35mph!
  • They have the longest arms of all primates (relative to their bodies)

These majestic apes are the victims of human selfishness and desire. The team at GCS have an incredible approach to rehabilitating gibbons and have one singular objective: releasing them back into the wild. 

We are delighted and honoured to be able to support them in the work they do.

Find out more and donate at www.gibbonconservationsociety.org

 

Photo credit: Stephanie Theresa / Infinim Creative Productions. All photos are from Gibbon Conservation Society. 

Video credit: CNA Insider