Meal Prep

Meal Prep

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Unlike most "backyard" birds who come and go from their nest many times a day delivering food to their growing chicks, Laysan albatross take long foraging trips, gathering lots of food before returning to their nests. Meanwhile, their chicks go without food for days and, eventually, weeks at a time. All the while the parents are at sea filling up their bellies, using some for energy and storing some for their young. This is where nature is so miraculous. Albatross digestion is highly evolved for just this type of ingesting/feeding system. An albatross' digestive tract acts as a funnel, separating food based on density. Think how oil floats on the surface of water. Same here. When an albatross swallows a squidy snack, digestion begins in the proventriculus, the first chamber of the digestive system. As the squid breaks down, the oily goo rises to the surface--and will become a meal for the chick--while the heavier nutrients slip out the proventriculus and through the rest of the digestive system, giving the adult its necessary life energy. Here, an adult, possibly after a couple weeks of incubating its egg and witnessing its chick hatch, is still able to regurgitate a meal of "golden nectar" for its young chick.

  • Photography on metal
  • Satin finish/minimal glare.
  • Ready to hang.
  • The 12x12-inch and 8x8-inch metal prints come with 1/8-inch rounded corners and float 1/2″ off the wall when hung
  • The 4x4-inch metal prints come with square corners and a magnetic back.

A little about the metal: The image is infused directly into specially coated sheets of aluminum, adding a magical luminescence to the image. Professional lab testing shows image stability of the metal print is two to four times that of traditional silver-based photo papers. And for those of you who live in salty, humid climates like Hawaii, I've done my own testing, too. I left a print on my covered lanai to test for corrosion. One year later and no rust or pits of any kind have appeared. In fact, cleaning the dust and salt buildup is fast and super easy--a wet rag and mild soap. Because if you're like me, you'd rather be out in nature than inside the house wielding a dust rag. 

Oh, lastly, all images on this site are solely the property of Kim Steutermann Rogers. These photographs are protected by copyright laws, and are not to be downloaded, printed, or reproduced without express written permission of Kim Steutermann Rogers.

All prints are made to order. Please allow 7 to 10 days for printing and delivery.

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All prints are made to order. Please allow 7 to 10 days for printing and delivery.