In the midst of the northwest Atlantic Ocean, 300 km from the maritime city of Halifax, sits an exposed and once-expansive sandy plain called Sable Island. Despite its location it is a haven for wildlife. From early December through to late January, the island’s shores support the world’s largest single grey seal colony. The Ipswich sparrow breeds almost exclusively here, and many other birds come here to rest during their migration and breed. The resilient character of the island is wholly exemplified in the spirited Sable Island horse that has existed on the island for several centuries; this population is one of the few wild horse populations in North America. I hope some of the images here allow you to appreciate this remarkable place in the same way I do.
Sable Island – Limited Edition
The images shown here are of limited edition; I consider them to have captured something extra special, perhaps a sense of ‘kairos‘.
The Bird Egg Collection
They are a marvel of nature, though often overlooked – broken on the ground, hidden in a nest, or sitting in a fridge. Bird eggs appear simple, but have evolved their identifying characteristics to suit their particular environment. The images in this series were photographed from various specimens in the collection of the Museum of Natural History. Zoologist and wildlife photographer Dr Damian Lidgard reveals the true beauty and uniqueness of bird eggs as simple objects. His photographs celebrate these oval wonders through shape, pattern and colour.
Images are printed on a German fine art paper (Hahnemühle) with Epson UltraChrome pigment inks, providing outstanding colour and texture. Each print is numbered, signed and has a Certificate of Authenticity. Matted prints are presented in a white archival double mat with an archival foamcore backing. Archival materials are acid-free and help prolong the life of the print. Each piece is signed in pencil by the artist.