How cute are these two Yellow-tail Black Cockatos?
Their "smiley" faces are sure to brighten your wall!
These birds are in special to Angela as she raised and rehabbed them.
Both portraits were taken on their last day in Sydney with Angela, same perch spot, 4 years apart, before they flew to Western Australia to reside at Kaarakin Black Cockatoo Sanctuary.
The 2 images were composited together.
The pair are getting on really well and Opal is always looking out for Yeti, they sit on the same perch and groom each other.
This image is a celebration of their union.
25% of sales from this print will go to Kaarakin Black Cockatoo Sanctuary.
Opal was found on the ground as a chick with no sign of her parents.
She was very sick & skinny and for the first 3 weeks we did not think she would survive.
An infection in her foot joints meant that also for the first month she was unable to perch.
2 years on, she was finally given a clean bill of health, however she was too tame to be released back into the wild.
Lucky for Opal she was invited to live at Kaarakin Black Cockatoo sanctuary in Perth, to be an ambassador for her species.
Opal had been living at Kaarakin Black Cockatoo sanctuary for the last 4 years when suddently her mate passed away. She became very lonely.
Luckily Angela had been rehabbing and raising a very sweet young male called Yeti.
Yeti suffered a coracoid fracture and bruised air sacs. He spent many months in intensive care, but recovered well and can even fly, which is a miracle going on his extensive injurys.
25% of sales from this print will go to Kaarakin Black Cockatoo Sanctuary:
In the wild Yellow-tailed black cockatoos have a "vulnerable" conservation status in South Australia.
Overall they have been in rapid decline because of native habitat clearance, with a loss of food supply and nest sites.
Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoos are not present in Western Australia. Opal and Yeti are east coast ambassadors for their species.
This print has been professionally printed on paper that has high archival qualities, is resistant to yellowing & moisture and is museum grade.
To preserve your photograph we recommend that you frame behind glass so the print does not touch the glass.
Opal and Yeti
A3 Square: Image size approx 28x28cm. Edition of 100.
A2 Square: Image size approx 40x40cm. Edition of 50.
65x65cm, with additional 2 cm white border. Edition of 20.
Framing is not included in price, but custom framing available, please request a quote.
The A3 and A2 square prints are printed on Chromajet photo silk paper:
Photo Silk 285 is a super white smooth paper and has the look and feel of a traditional silver halide photo paper because of its true photographic resin coated substrate base.
The paper is specifically designed for high quality professional photographic output.
Has an increased colour gamut, deeper black density and improved scuff resistance.
The paper is more resistant to fading and yellowing.
This paper is sourced from sustainable forests and has received the Nordic Swan Award; the most demanding ecological mark in international paper.
The manufacturing mill maintains ISO14001 Environmental Management System Certification, recycles water, uses waste products as an energy source with waste and effluent treatment systems in place.
There are no detectable dioxin discharges in the manufacture of this product.
The paper used to print this image is 320gsm Hahnemuhle photo rag pearl paper.
After many test prints, we found this paper to provide the most dramatic results with the shadows and blacks.
Using environmentally friendly print processes and paper is really important to us.
To find out more about Hahnemuhle sustainability: https://www.hahnemuehle.com/en/about-us/sustainability.html