A Flick of the Tail

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    Maasai Mara Kenya 2010
    An edition of 75 in all sizes

    A Flick of the Tail was awarded in 2011’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year and chosen as the cover image of that year’s portfolio book.

    This print was initially released as run of seventy-five some ten years ago after its success in that competition. It prints crisp and sharp and it remains so even to large sizes. It's proven to be a seminal picture, not knowing where it would take me at the time. If I could credit where I am today to one picture, this is that picture.

    A Flick of the Tail was taken in November 2010. It was almost noon, the sun was high. There were several giraffes in open space, one nearby had flicked its tail and there was another in frame, far off in the background. There was a picture possibility but it was a case of pausing to see if it would repeat it's tail flick for the picture. The wait felt long and the lens was becoming heavier and less steady while all the time I willed both giraffes to remain in place. Finally, after an indeterminate wait, it flicked its tail once more for one more picture and that’s the one you see here.

    Limited Edition prints

    Signed and numbered prints are limited in their availability and each edition comprises all their available print sizes. Each is hand numbered and signed in pencil just beneath the image area.


    Measurements given are for the longest side of the printed image area. Each print is made with a wide paper border all around. For sizes larger than those listed, please enquire.


    Pricing is for print only. Framed prints are not currently available online but will be offered at a future date. For framing enquiries please contact us.


    All prints are printed on Hahnemühle Photo Rag using long life quality inks to ensure light fast durability. The giclée method gives a clean end result with no discernible dots or print pattern.

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