Shelton Woolright 2016

Common Name: White Heron
Taxonomic Classification: Ardea modesta
Found: Southland 1887

There are about 200 birds in NZ, but the species is found throughout Asia and Australia. The well known long filamentous plumes on the back only develop during breeding season. Only one breeding colony near Okarito, Westland. Whitebait is a primary food during nesting time but diet also includes frogs, invertebrates and fish. They are the largest and longest-necked egret in the world.

Printed on 310gsm satin Hahnemühle PhotoRag. 100% cotton fine art paper, certified archival (200 years) Made in Germany. Printed with acid-free archival 11 colour high dynamic range, Epson UltraChrome pigment ink system.

1200x800mm – 5 editions $1,700
841x560mm – 10 editions $695
420x280mm – 30 editions $190

10% of the sales from this print will go to the ‘Auckland Zoo Conservation Fund’ supporting conservation efforts in the wild throughout New Zealand and overseas

Framed by ‘State Of The Art’ This frame is hand made in New Zealand and uses sustainable farmed timber. Plexiglass is used as a lighter alternative at this size. The artwork is held in place with rare earth magnets to ensure paper conservation. Recommended by the artist:

Object courtesy of the Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira



1200x800mm – 5 editions $1,700
841x560mm – 10 editions $695
420x280mm – 30 editions $190