Golden Masher (Tor putitora): These are the largest members of the carp family and inhabit the rivers of the Himalayan region. They are often found associated with the Hindu temples that line the banks of the Ganges where they gain a degree of protection from poaching. It is suggested that they feed on the remains of cremated corpses, allowing them to reach enormous proportions – they can grow to nearly 3m in length and weigh over 50Kg.
I took this photograph in a pool next to a tiny temple on a tributary of the Ganges while making a series about the sacred river for the BBC. I tried to capture something of the fluid motion of the shoal.
All prints are made using the giclée method using Fuji Ultrachrome archival inks on Hahnemuehle German Etching Matt FineArt 310 gsm paper, Hahnemuehle Glossy FineArt 310gsm paper or FujiFilm Artist Canvas 340 gsm. These materials guarantee the highest archival standards associated with collectable fine art.
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Canvas prints are stretched around 22mm or 44mm deep pine stretcher bars, please specify your preference when ordering.
All prints are signed by John, either on the front or back, depending on customer preference. A VAT receipt will be supplied with each order.
Prints can be returned undamaged within 14 days for a full refund. Postage is included in the cost of the print and I aim to complete any order within 21 days.