Tube Nose

Tube Nose

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Laysan albatross belong to an order of birds known as Procellariiformes. Or tubenoses. See that drop of water at the end of this bird's bill? Albatross have a special gland in their head that works like a desalination plant. The gland extracts excess salt from the blood and excretes it through the two openings in the bird's bill. The salty water then runs along an indent and gathers at the tip of the bill. This unique adaptation allows albatross to ingest seawater without becoming dehydrated. Cool, yes?

  • 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 shipping.