Nose to Nose
Nose to Nose
Nose to Nose
Nose to Nose
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Load image into Gallery viewer, Nose to Nose
Load image into Gallery viewer, Nose to Nose
Load image into Gallery viewer, Nose to Nose
Nose to Nose
Nose to Nose
Nose to Nose
Nose to Nose
Load image into Gallery viewer, Nose to Nose
Load image into Gallery viewer, Nose to Nose
Load image into Gallery viewer, Nose to Nose
Load image into Gallery viewer, Nose to Nose

Nose to Nose

ByRyan Borne

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If you dive in Tikehau’s brilliantly clear, relatively shallow lagoon, you’ll explore a region that boasts, according to Jacques Cousteau, a greater variety of fish species than any other location in French Polynesia. Located 220 miles north of Tahiti, Tikehau’s coral reef formed atop a 65-million-year-old undersea volcano. Where once flowed lava now rests pink and white sand islets, covered in lush coconut tree groves, and the lagoon’s clear blue-green water is perfect for a variety of ocean activities.

Divers come from all over to swim and snorkel with reef sharks, rays and the incomprehensible abundance of fish including tuna, snapper, barracuda, lionfish and clownfish found here. Ryan, who lives on the Tahitian mainland, joined Denis Grosmaire, an AIDA instructor, conservationist and renowned deep free diver based locally, in this incredible shark encounter.

“Nature is beautiful and sharks are beautiful. Shaped by millions of years of evolution, sharks are the closest things to perfection. You can feel their presence and energy. When they're around, they impose respect and humility. Sharing a moment with those sharks is definitely one of the experiences that I'm the most grateful for and that had a huge impact on me.”

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Ryan Borne

@ryan_borne

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Printing

Each Driftward piece is made to order and printed on 10 Mil, 260gsm vibrance luster photo paper using archival inks. Our premium frames are made and assembled in the US and available in black, white and natural wood finish. Each frame is handcrafted with a sheet of UV-blocking acrylic glass and comes fully assembled and ready to display on your wall.

Sizing

Small — Print size: 17” x 13”; Framed size: 18.25” x 14.25”
Medium — Print size: 23” x 17”; Framed size: 24.25” x 18.25”
Large — Print size: 29” x 21”; Framed size: 31.75” x 23.75”
XL — Print size: 41” x 29”; Framed size: 43.75”” x 31.75”
Signature — Print size: 50” x 30”; Framed size: 52.75” x 37.75”

Small and Medium prints feature a .75” border, while Large, XL and Signature sizes feature a 1.5” border. Unframed prints have a 2.5” border.

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Each Driftward piece is custom printed and framed to order. We do not accept returns. However, if your piece is damaged during the shipping process or arrives with any imperfections, please contact us at info@driftward.com.

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