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Photo Safari in Kenya

 November 02-11, 2023

Samburu National Reserve / Lake Nakuru National Park / Lake Naivasha

7 full-days and 2 half-days of photography

 

All-inclusive price: USD $5700 (single accommodation)

(available for US $5300 on a shared basis - subject to having two compatible people being willing to share)

Maximum: 8 photographers

 

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Join me, Murray Rudd, for a diverse photographic introduction to Kenya's amazing Rift Valley and Samburu National Reserve!

This tour provides an excellent and economical introduction to the photographic diversity Kenya has to offer.

Samburu National Reserve (Park) and Buffalo Springs National Reserve are split by the Ewaso Ng'iro river in the arid plains north of Mt. Kenya. The parks offer a wide range of wildlife and landscape photo opportunities. Lake Naivasha is part of the Rift Valley's corridor of Ramsar wetlands (wetlands of international significance) and has fabulous birdlife, including one of the best eagle action photography locations anywhere. Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya's oldest National Park and also part of the Rift Valley's Ramsar network, has a wide variety of wildlife, including rhino herds.

Over 7 full-days and 2 half-days of photography, we will be able to shoot a wide range of different types of environments and wildlife.

Throughout the safari we stay at a mix of mid-range and luxury camps located near the heart of the photo action.

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Who is this safari for?

This photo safari is best-suited for amateur and semi-pro photographers looking for a relatively economical safari with diverse shooting opportunities. For photographers visiting Africa for the first time, this is an ideal introduction.

The safari is also well-suited for photographers wanting to learn infrared (IR) photography shooting and processing techniques or expand your IR portfolio. As part of this safari, I will be offering optional IR learning sessions for anyone interested. We will cover all the basics you need to process IR images in Lightroom and Photoshop, as well as some more advanced techniques like color look-up tables and gradient maps for IR. All three of our shoot locations have incredible IR potential.

This is a photography-oriented safari. My scheduling and logistic decisions all revolve around maximizing possibilities for tour participants to capture the best possible shots during a relatively quick visit to a place where some photographers spend months or years.

My goal is to give everyone on the tour the chance to take home images that can be hung with pride on your own home or office wall, or on the walls of your fine art buyers.

We will, without doubt, capture stunning African wildlife and landscape shots during this safari!

Anyone wanting a Kenyan double shot is welcome to also join the Masai Mara tour that follows immediately after this one. You will receive a USD $500 discount on the second tour - the combined 18-day safari will cost USD $11,600 for a photographer (and an attractive partner price is also available).

Physically, this is an easy trip with easy walking.

 

Morning formationWhite rhinos wake at dawn and go into a defensive formation first thing in the morning. This monochrome image was taken at Lake Nakuru, Kenya in May, 2016.

Above: white rhino herd going into formation at dawn along the shore of Lake Nakuru

 

Below: African fish eagle at Lake Naivasha

Final ApproachFinal ApproachJust before the grab, eyes forward and maximum focus by this African fish eagle at Lake Naivasha, Kenya

 

Our safari schedule

Day 1 (Thursday 02 Nov 2023)

Arrive Nairobi, overnight at the Airport Hilton

Day 2 (Friday 03 Nov 2023)

Meet at breakfast for introductions; drive 4-5 hrs to Samburu; afternoon game drive; overnight at Ashnil Samburu Camp

Day 3 (Saturday 04 Nov 2023)

Morning and afternoon Samburu game drives; optional IR learning session; evening photo review session; overnight at Ashnil Samburu Camp

Day 4 (Sunday 05 Nov 2023)

Morning and afternoon Samburu game drives; optional IR learning session; evening photo review session; overnight at Ashnil Samburu Camp

Day 5 (Monday 06 Nov 2023)

Morning Samburu game drive; drive to Lake Nakuru; afternoon Nakuru game drive; overnight at Lake Nakuru Lodge

Day 6 (Tuesday 07 Nov 2023)

Morning and afternoon Nakuru game drives; optional IR learning session; evening photo review session; overnight at Lake Nakuru Lodge

Day 7 (Wednesday 08 Nov 2023)

Morning Nakuru game drive; drive to Lake Naivasha; afternoon boat trip for fish eagle/hippo/shore photography; evening photo review session; overnight at Naivasha Crescent Camp

Day 8 (Thursday 09 Nov 2023)

Morning and afternoon fish eagle/hippo/shore bird boat trips; optional IR learning session; early afternoon photo drive around nearby Hell's Gate National Park; evening photo review session; overnight at Naivasha Crescent Camp

Day 9 (Friday 10 Nov 2023)

Morning and afternoon fish eagle/hippo/shore bird boat trips; afternoon hike on Crescent Island and late-afternoon fish eagle shoot; evening photo review session; overnight at the economy Naivasha Crescent Camp

Day 10 (Saturday 11 Nov 2023)

 Morning fish eagle/hippo/shore bird boat trip; depart for Nairobi around noon; farewell dinner near the airport; early evening drop-off at airport for late-evening departures from Nairobi (or at the Airport Hilton for anyone staying on for the Masai Mara tour).

 

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Above: the arid plains of Samburu National Reserve

 

Below: infrared image of Crescent Island in Lake Naivasha

African landscape in infraredAfrican landscape in infraredAbout this image.

This monochrome infrared image shows Acacia trees and other vegetation under storm clouds at the Crescent Island Game Reserve, Lake Naivasha, Kenya. This game reserve is very unusual because there are no large predators, making it safe for hiking among some of the other wildlife on the small island. This island was a filming site for the movies Born Free and Out of Africa.

My tours to Lake Naivasha

Each year I lead an infrared photography workshop in the Rift Valley of Kenya. During that workshop - which is also suitable for bird photographers - we stay at the historic Lake Nakuru Lodge for two nights. Due to Covid, the next scheduled departure for this tour is November 2021. See tour information at my website: https://tendrelimages.zenfolio.com/schedule

Image processing and printing information.

The infrared photo was processed as a monochrome in Photoshop. It is equally well-suited for matte, semi-gloss or glossy paper, or on canvas, acrylic, or metal. It has a 1x2 aspect ratio, and can printed at sizes between 6x12" and 30x60” sizes.

Museum-quality hand-crafted print options: I print and sign smaller (12x24”) museum-quality prints of this image and ship to your home or office directly from my Nova Scotia studio. I use an archival Canson or Moab fine art paper that best suits your image. The print ships rolled in a tube for you to custom frame as you want, or I can matte and/or frame it in a classic white mat / black frame combination typically used for gallery exhibition. Contact me directly to order hand-crafted prints of this image.

Fine Art America (FAA) print-on-demand is well-suited for general home decor or office decor use. Wall art products available include standard (fine art paper), metallic, acrylic, and canvas prints. Metallic and acrylic print options work best if you are looking for vivid color in images that serve as a strong focal point in your home or office. Canvas is an economical option and this image is availabl

 

Ashnil Samburu Camp is a luxury tented camp on the shores of the Ewaso Nyiro River. The camp is in the Buffalo Springs Game Reserve, with the Samburu National Reserve right across the river. This arid region supports diverse wildlife and some species not likely seen in other parts of Kenya.

The classic Lake Nakuru Lodge is situated on a rolling hill above Lake Nakuru; wildlife often wander as close as 10-m from your room's patio deck. From the lodge, it is just a short drive at dawn to the area where the rhino herd is most frequently seen. Lake Nakuru is home to a variety of wildlife and a great variety of birds, including, at times, extremely large flocks - tens of thousands or more - of pink flamingos.

On this tour, our final stay is at the more modest Naivasha Crescent Camp, a comfortable tented facility on the shore of Lake Naivasha. This is not a luxurious camp but is the best location for quick access to birds (our boat trips launch only a 2-minute walk away from our tents). It also has great IR photo opportunities within and adjacent to the camp. Lake Naivasha has many pairs of African fish eagles that nest around its shore; by early-November very young juveniles are growing quickly and the parents can be extremely aggressive when after food. 

While I have worked to keep this safari as economical as possible, I decided to price it based on single accommodations (should you be willing to share a twin, I can arrange for a $400 discount). 

Vegetarian and vegan food options are available at all camps. 

This safari is limited to eight photographers (plus myself). We will be travelling in 8-passenger Toyota Land Cruisers that have pop-off tops specifically designed for safaris. We will have a maximum of three photographers per truck (and boat) to ensure we all have good shooting angles. 

This trip requires a minimum of three photographers to run.

 

Click here to express your interest for this safari

 

African buffalo stare - monochromeAfrican buffalo stare - monochromeAbout this image

A male African buffalo gives me a good stare. This monochrome image was taken in Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya.

Lake Nakuru is a large, shallow lake in Kenya's Great Rift Valley and the oldest national park in Kenya. It has rhinos, big cats, a variety of other wildlife, and an abundance of bird life. The nearby town of Nakuru continues to spread but the park is in a crater, so once inside the park gates, it really is another world.

My tours to Lake Nakuru

Each year I lead an infrared photography workshop in the Rift Valley of Kenya. During that workshop - which is also suitable for bird photographers - we stay at Naivasha Crescent Camp for three nights and at Lake Nakuru lodge for two nights. Due to Covid, the next scheduled departure for both workshop and tour is November 2021. See tour information at my website: https://tendrelimages.zenfolio.com/schedule

Image processing and printing information

The photo shot at 300mm and was processed in Photoshop. It is equally well-suited for matte, semi-gloss or glossy paper, or on canvas, acrylic, or metal. The image has a standard 4x5 aspect ratio, so can be printed without major cropping at 9.5x12", 11.5x14", 13x16", 16x20", 19.5x24”, 24x30”, 29x36", and 32x40" sizes.

Order prints now via Fine Art America

Fine Art America (FAA) print-on-demand is well-suited for general home decor or office decor use. Wall art products available include standard (fine art paper), metallic, acrylic, and canvas prints. Metallic and acrylic print options work best if you are looking for vivid color in images that serve as a strong focal point in your home or office. Canvas is an economical option and this image is available at special sale prices (see below). This image is available at: https://fineartamerica.com/featured/african-buffalo-stare-monochrome-murray-rudd.html

Hand-crafted and signed prints

I print and sign smaller (16x20”) museum-quality prints of this image and ship to your home or of

Above: African buffalo herd at Lake Nakuru 


Below: a waterbuck near the shore of Crescent Island in Lake Naivasha 

Waterbuck at Lake NaivashaWe will also have opportunities for visible light photography during our workshop

 

What's included?

Transfer from Nairobi airport to Airport Hilton (if arriving on the evening of Nov 2nd)

Hotel accommodation on Day 1 (Airport Hilton)

All meals starting with breakfast on Day 2 and ending with farewell dinner on Day 10

Six motor boat charters for photography on the water at Lake Naivasha (maximum of 3 photographers per boat)

Return ground transportation from Nairobi to Samburu / Nakuru / Naivasha – overland Land Cruisers each with max 3 photographers

All accommodation (single) at Ashnil Samburu Camp (3-nights), Lake Nakuru Lodge (2-nights), and Naivasha Crescent Camp (3-nights)

National park entry fees 

Not included:

Kenyan tourist visa

International airfare to get to Nairobi

Tips for boat and Land Cruiser drivers, hotel staff (allow USD $300+ in total)

Personal gifts and spending

Alcohol

 

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Above: A hippo gives a big yowl while bathing in the Ewaso Nyiro River, Samburu 

 

Below: kingfishers are abundant in the Rift Valley (and are another of my favorite photography subjects)
KingfishersKingfishersKingfishers on a branch at the Lake Navaisha, Kenya (22 May 2016)

 

What should you bring?

You will receive a recommended kit list from me prior to departure. In brief, you should bring:

– one to three camera bodies –

– if you shoot infrared, an IR converted camera (not just IR filters) –

– a bean bag and tripod head for the Land Cruiser (for landscapes in low light or big telephotos) –

– wide-angle, mid-range, and telephoto lenses –

– if you want to process photos in the field, bring a laptop computer –

– charging and storage devices –

– casual clothing (including a sweater, jacket, and rain jacket) –

 

 

 Below: a local Samburu villager in traditional dress

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FAQ

What kind of camera(s) should I bring?

Bring a camera that you are comfortable with and that is reliable. It is wise to bring a camera with which you can shoot raw images at relatively high resolution, as this will provide maximum flexibility for your future processing options. In Kenya it is useful to have a camera that can fire quick bursts, to 10 frames per second or faster - this is particularly useful for wildlife hunting action, should we be lucky enough to encounter a hunt in progress, and for our fish eagle sessions at Lake Naivasha. 

For the fish eagle action, it is best to shoot at 300- to 500-mm. However, it is essential that you are able to shoot hand-held from a boat, so for some people that may preclude the use of a heavy telephoto. At Samburu and Nakuru, long telephotos are useful for wildlife. Once you register, I am happy to discuss kit specifics and help you decide on which lenses to bring and whether it may also make sense for you to rent a lens for the tour. Just fyi, for this tour I will likely bring a 300-mm f/2.8 and a 1.4X extender; I occasionally bring a heavy 200-400-mm zoom that extends to 560-mm.

If you want to shoot in IR, bring a converted IR body with which you can shoot using Live View. Shooting with IR lens filters requires a tripod and is tedious. There's no practical way that filters will work when shooting from a boat or vehicle.

What species will we see?

That's a potentially long list and, like any wildlife photo safari, it is not possible to guarantee sightings of some of the most desirable species. Each of our three stops is very different in character. Samburu has the greatest diversity of wildlife and we have the best odds to see the more uncommon species there: leopards, cheetahs, and African wild dogs are three of the sought-after but difficult-to-find species I hope we may see. Lions are relatively uncommon in Samburu and there are some (uncommon) tree-climbing lions at Lake Nakuru (if big cats is what you are after, you should really consider my Masai Mara tour instead of, or in addition to, this one). Elephants are common in Samburu but not present at Nakuru. Giraffes, African buffalo, zebra, a variety of ungulates, baboons, hyenas, hippos, and a variety of small mammals are common and we will see all of them at some time on the tour. There is a herd of white rhinos at Nakuru (with its own round-the-clock armed guard) and less common black rhinos are also sometimes seen. Possibilities also exist to see some or all of the Samburu 'Special Six' (Grevy's zebra, Somali ostrich, reticulated giraffe, long-necked gerenuk, Guenther's dik-dik and beisa oryx). Nakuru is also home to some highly endangered Rothschild's giraffes.

At Nakuru and Naivasha there is a huge variety of birds. Our main photographic focus will be on the spectacular African fish eagle action at Lake Naivasha but we will have opportunities to photograph many other kinds of birds, including kingfishers, storks, cranes, egrets, herons, flamingos, cormorants, and other shore birds.   

 

Hippos monochrome panoramaHippos monochrome panoramaAbout this image.

Hippos in the water of Lake Naivasha, Kenya.

Lake Naivasha is a large, shallow lake in Kenya's Great Rift Valley and is a Ramsar wetland of international importance. It has hippos and a spectacular abundance of bird life. On Crescent Island, where much of the movie Born Free and parts of Out of Africa were filmed, there are no large predators anymore, so it is safe to get out and hike with water buck, giraffes, and antelope. It is also one of the world's premiere eagle photography sites, with numerous pairs of large, nesting African fish eagles spaced out around the perimeter of the wetlands.

My tours to Lake Naivasha

Each year I lead an infrared photography workshop in the Rift Valley of Kenya. During that workshop - which is also suitable for bird photographers - we stay at Naivasha Crescent Camp for three nights. My luxury Mara safaris also stop here for two nights specifically for fish eagle photography. Due to Covid, the next scheduled departure for both workshop and tour is November 2021. See tour information at my website: https://tendrelimages.zenfolio.com/schedule

Image processing and printing information

The photo shot at 523mm and was processed in Photoshop and SilverEfex Pro to emulate fine-grain Afga 100 ISO black and white film. It is equally well-suited for matte, semi-gloss or glossy paper, or on canvas, acrylic, or metal. It has a wide format 3x1 panorama aspect ratio and can be printed up to 20x60".

Museum-quality hand-crafted print options

I print and sign smaller (8x24”) museum-quality prints of this image and ship to your home or office directly from my Nova Scotia studio. I use an archival Canson or Moab fine art paper that best suits your image. The print ships rolled in a tube for you to custom frame as you want, or I can matte and/or frame it in a classic white mat / black frame combination typically used for gallery exhibition. Contact me directly to order hand-crafted prints of this image: https://tendreli
Above: a hippo keeps a close eye on the boat at Lake Naivasha

 

Who is doing the driving?

I have a local tour company that I use for my Kenya trips. The drivers for our Land Cruisers are experienced guides. Safety on the roads and in the bush is their number one concern and ensuring that we get the shots we want is a close second. They have all worked with professional photographers, so have a good understanding of how lighting and backgrounds can help make or break a shot.

Do I need to bring cash?

You should bring some US dollars to cover local needs, including tips for our drivers and boat guides. All main safari expenses are fully paid for in advance through your tour fee, so there are no major local expenses. The resorts accept credit cards for drinks and souvenirs. You are better bringing USD $ than relying on a Kenyan ATM for shilling withdrawals. 

How much does it cost to get to Nairobi?

Tickets from major international centers to Nairobi can be amazingly economical in November. From major US hubs, autumn ticket prices in late-Autumn have typically been around USD $850. From Europe, flight costs are as low as 500 euros (USD $575).  

How safe is Kenya?

As you may be aware, there have been two terrorist attacks in Nairobi over the past several years. One occurred at a luxury shopping mall and one at a high-end hotel complex near the city center. I have designed our itinerary to minimize the odds of problems. Our itinerary and choice of lodges minimizes the likelihood that we may be in areas targeted by terrorists.  

Wildlife encounters and traffic/boat accidents can be a risk. To minimize the chance of dangerous animal encounters, the lodges and safari companies operate under strict rules within the parks. We are not allowed to get out of vehicles in areas where there are large predators. We use very experienced Land Cruiser and boat operators to minimize risks of accidents. However, accidents can happen so you will be required to sign a waiver prior to the tour and to have travel insurance in place. 

You need to make your own judgement about how much risk you are willing to take while traveling: you should check with your home government for specific advice about Kenya.

 

Eagle in dawn lightEagle in dawn lightAbout this image

An African fish eagle had just picked up a fish and was nest-bound, bringing back breakfast for the young, at dawn on Lake Naivasha, Kenya .

Lake Naivasha is a large, shallow lake in Kenya's Great Rift Valley and is a Ramsar wetland of international importance. It has hippos and a spectacular abundance of bird life. On Crescent Island, where much of the movie Born Free and parts of Out of Africa were filmed, there are no large predators anymore, so it is safe to get out and hike with water buck, giraffes, and antelope. It is also one of the world's premiere eagle photography sites, with numerous pairs of large, nesting African fish eagles spaced out around the perimeter of the wetlands.

My tours to Lake Naivasha

Each year I lead an infrared photography workshop in the Rift Valley of Kenya. During that workshop - which is also suitable for bird photographers - we stay at Naivasha Crescent Camp for three nights. My luxury Mara safaris also stop here for two nights specifically for fish eagle photography. Due to Covid, the next scheduled departure for both workshop and tour is November 2021. See tour information at my website: https://tendrelimages.zenfolio.com/schedule

Image processing and printing information

The photo shot with a 200mm telephoto lens at 1/4000th second and was processed in Photoshop. It is equally well-suited for matte, semi-gloss or glossy paper, or on canvas, acrylic, or metal. The image has a 2x1 aspect ratio and can be printed up to 24x48" size.

Order prints now via Fine Art America

Fine Art America (FAA) print-on-demand is well-suited for general home decor or office decor use. Wall art products available include standard (fine art paper), metallic, acrylic, and canvas prints. Metallic and acrylic print options work best if you are looking for vivid color in images that serve as a strong focal point in your home or office. Canvas is an economical option and this image is available at special sale prices (see below).
Above: an African fish eagle cruising the waters of Lake Naivasha in dawn light

 

Can I bring a non-photographer partner?

Yes. My main concern from a photography perspective is to keep our group of photographers small so that everyone has good shooting angles all the time. Extra adult passengers in the Land Cruisers are not an issue if they are just along for the scenery.  The price for a non-photographic partner (sharing room) is USD $3950.

What happens if I need to cancel?

Your full payment is due 4 months before departure, by 12 midnight Atlantic time on July 02, 2023. There are no refunds after 02 July, so I strongly advise that you purchase travel insurance at the time of your booking to ensure that you are able to get compensation in the event of last-minute health or family emergencies. Should something happen between payment time and your departure, I will endeavor to try to get some credit from the local suppliers towards a future trip but that may not be feasible after I pay for our local Kenya arrangements.

Do I need travel insurance?

Yes. Besides providing you with compensation if you need to cancel your trip prior to departure, good travel insurance will help you if you have problems on your way to Nairobi or on the safari.   

Do we have internet access?

After we leave Nairobi, we usually have wireless connections at hotels but they may be weak at times. You should definitely not count on having Netflix for an evening movie and I would strongly advise that Creative Cloud users download software (Lightroom Classic, Photoshop, and any key plug-in's) onto your computer so you are not reliant on Cloud-based processing. Cell connections are available in most places but cell service cannot be guaranteed in remote areas. I always carry a Garmin Inreach satellite communication system and will provide contact information to all trip participants: that can be used as a point of contact in case somebody needs to get a message from home to you when we are out of cell range. 

How do I pay?

You can transfer your final payment directly to my bank account or pay by credit card (a 9.5% surcharge will apply for credit card payments).

Does the trip need a minimum number of people to guarantee it runs?

Yes. This trip requires a minimum of 3 photographers to run. 

Can I stay on for the Masai Mara safari?

Yes. If you want a Kenyan double shot, you are most welcome to sign up for both safaris. If you register for the pair, you will save USD $500 off the regular price. Note that we will again visit Lake Naivasha for fish eagle action (but on that tour we stay at the luxury Naivasha Sopa Lodge rather than Crescent Camp).

Can I arrange for a private safari and photography tutoring?

Yes, I will be available for private bookings at least for 3-weeks prior to this departure and up to 2-weeks after the conclusion of the following scheduled Masai Mara safari. I can put together something specifically catering to your needs. 

 

I hope you can join me in Kenya!

 

Morning lazinessMorning lazinessOne of a group of 5 cheetahs that were becoming quite famous last year for hunting as a pack. I came across the group last morning in the Mara, just on the drive out. Wonderful animals and such a pleasure to see them in the wild. Masai Mara National Park, Kenya, 8 December 2017. Above: while uncommon in Samburu, it is possible that we may see cheetahs (consider joining my Masai Mara tour if you are interested in big cats, as lions and cheetahs are more abundant there - Samburu does have resident leopards that we have a good chance of seeing)

 

Below: a young baboon rides along on mom's back at Lake Nakuru National Park

Out for a rideOut for a rideAbout this image

This young baboon rides on its mother's back at Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya. This image was shot in May 2016, during the rainy season when vegetation was lush and green.

My tours to Lake Nakuru

Each year I lead an infrared photography workshop in the Rift Valley of Kenya. During that workshop - which is also great for bird photographers - we stay at the classic Lake Nakuru Lodge for three nights. During this workshop, we also spend three nights at Lake Naivasha to photography birds, trees, and wildlife on Crescent Island. Due to Covid, the next scheduled departure for both infrared workshop and subsequent Masai Mara luxury safari is November 2021, with May and November tours after that. See tour information at my website: https://tendrelimages.zenfolio.com/schedule

Lake Nakuru is a shallow lake set in a crater in Kenya's Great Rift Valley. Lake Nakuru National Park is Kenya's oldest and our lodge sits on a hillside overlooking grasslands, forests, and the lake. Wild animals such as giraffe and antelope often graze immediately in front of your balcony at Nakuru. While there is a bustling urban center just outside the park, once inside park boundaries it is like another world. There is a full range of birds and wildlife here, including a herd of endangered black rhinos and big cats.

Image information

The photo was shot at 300-mm focal length and f/2.8, at 1/500 second shutter speed, and with the camera at 100 ISO. As with all my photos and digital art, it was processed in Photoshop. It is equally well-suited for printing on matte, semi-gloss or glossy paper, or on canvas, acrylic, or metal. The image has a 2x3 aspect ratio.

Museum-quality signed prints

I can print and sign museum-quality prints of this image to ship to your home or office directly from my Nova Scotia studio. These giclée prints use durable (many decades) pigment inks and museum-quality fine art papers; for prints of this image, I recommend Canson Baryta Photogra