Subantarctic Soaring - Hannah Shand Art

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As seen in the Forest & Bird Autumn 2022 magazine - Our albatrosses need YOU

The Antipodes albatross is one of NZ’s most at-risk seabirds, sadly now at the most severely threatened conservation status, and facing risk of extinction without our help. This artwork was created to advocate for the awareness of this endemic species and to raise funds to help protect them. It was inspired by Hannah’s voyage with Heritage Expeditions to the Subantarctic Islands – NZ’s most remote and unique islands, which collectively are a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a NZ National Nature Sanctuary. 

Antipodes island has rich biodiversity, rugged shorelines, sheer cliffs, bright cerulean blue waters, and is the central nesting site to the majority of the Antipodes albatross population (5,100 pairs). Their species is under threat from long-line fishing vessels, who use squid for bait; due to squid being their main diet, many Antipodes albatrosses are caught in these lines and tragically drown. In 2020, after 2 years of campaigning, Forest and Bird lobbied the NZ government to introduce a zero-bycatch goal, and today we still continue more essential work to further protect our seabirds.

Limited edition prints of this artwork are available in A4, A3, A2 and A1 sizes: 

A4 – 210 × 297mm 
A3 – 297 x 420mm 
A2 – 420 x 594mm
A1 – 594 x 841mm 

Shipping information:

Most artworks are stocked at Hannah’s studio in small numbers, and will be shipped to you directly from there. Prints which are in stock should arrive within 1-2 weeks - Some artworks are printed on demand (in particular A1 size prints), so please allow up to 2-3 weeks for your print to arrive. A4 size to A2 size prints are carefully flat packaged between sturdy cardboard. A1 size prints are rolled and sent in a packing tube. Shipping is included in the listed price. 

P.S. Wondering how else you can support our seabirds? Make a generous donation today! Your donation will be used to lobby government harder and make them take the steps necessary to protect these incredible birds from extinction, before it’s too late: Save our Seabirds