Dolphin and Fantail Art Print


Dolphin and Fantail Art Print. Maui Dolphin and Piwakawaka.

High quality unframed laser print on Crane Lettra Pearl White 300gsm Rag stock.


Dolphin and Fantail Art Print

Digitally hand drawn art print of Maui Dolphin and Piwakawaka on Blue by NZ Artist Penny Royal.

High quality unframed laser print on Crane Lettra Pearl White 300gsm Rag stock.

A meeting of air and sea in this circle of life, with a Maui / Hectors Dolphin and a Piwakawaka / Fantail bird

Prints are available in A4 and A3, please get in touch if you would like a different size.

Please note, prints are made to order and will be ready for dispatch within 7 days.

All prints are printed at my local printer based in Richmond, NZ. Then hand signed and packaged by me in Stoke, NZ.

Art prints are sent in a cellophane sleeve and shipped flat.

This design is also available on wallpaper, fabric and homewares here, I also have it on tshirts, crop tee and tote bags!

Dolphin and Fantail Art Print. Maui Dolphin and Piwakawaka.

Dolphin and Fantail Art Print. Maui Dolphin and Piwakawaka.

I have wholesale options for these if you are a retailer, so please get in touch via my contact page, I would love to work with you!

Note on Shipping:

Did you know that I only charge a flat rate for shipping for greeting cards, art prints and calendars regardless of how many you purchase?

You just pay for the biggest item in your cart and then you can add alllll the other cards, prints and calendars for no extra shipping!! I also don’t charge extra for Rural delivery (I got you country folk, I was raised in the wop wops 😊)

So, say you buy an A4 art print – within NZ shipping is $7.50 (this is what I get charged, no markup from me). Then you add a calendar, wait 2 calendars for both your sisters-in-law. Then 8 greeting cards and 3 more A4 art prints… you will still only pay $7.50 shipping.

I also have a free pickup option for my local peeps. Just select ‘Free Local Pickup’ from the shipping options in checkout and you won’t pay a thing for shipping. And let’s be honest, I usually hand deliver them if I am going past!

International folks

The shipping from NZ is really expensive for us (the downside of living on a beautiful island in the middle of nowhere). But same deal, you only pay one flat rate for the largest item. So, same price for 1 art print as it is for 10… or more! (I mean if you want to order 1500 art prints, I will be so frikken grateful for the order I am happy to shout you the extra shipping, even if you live in Antarctica!).

Packaging my items as beautifully and safely as I possibly can is one of my favorite things. I try to use as much recycled packaging as I can. However, I am not perfect, and am totally open to suggestions! I have an awesome record of items arriving perfectly. People always comment how beautiful their package was to open.

I even had an A3 print that went all the way to Italy and back (delivery address issue at the Italian end) and while the packaging was a little tatty, the art print inside was still perfect!!

Shipping Charges Discrepancy

Occasionally I have had an issue on third party sites overcharging the shipping. But I have worked out how to refund part of the shipping, so I just put that back through to the customer – even if it is only $2.80, I got you.

The other items on my website are not items I keep in stock in my office studio in Stoke, Nelson, NZ. They are printed on demand and shipped by my awesome collaboration partners from all over the world. I love print on demand, it means I can offer a huge range of high quality items with no wastage. Nothing is created until you order it, and then it is printed just for you. So the shipping rates are set by them and not something I have any control over.

Dolphin and Fantail Art

Māui dolphin

A recent population estimate showed that there are only about 54 individuals over the age of 1 year remaining. There is 95% certainty that this number is between 48 and 64.

Māui dolphin has a conservation status of Nationally critical.

Māui and Hector’s dolphins look very similar to each other, but different to other dolphins. They have distinctive grey, white and black markings. Their snouts are also a different shape, with no obvious beak. They are the only New Zealand dolphins with a flat, black dorsal fin that looks like one of Mickey Mouse’s ears. Other dolphins usually have a more pointed fin.

There are more than 30 species of dolphin known worldwide, but Māui and Hector’s are the smallest. Females grow to 1.7 m long and weigh up to 50 kg. Males are slightly smaller and lighter.

Hector’s and Māui dolphins are two subspecies of the same dolphin species. Māui dolphins used to be known as North Island Hector’s dolphins but in 2002 they were classified as a separate subspecies and given the name Māui. The two subspecies are estimated to have been isolated from each other for 15,000 to 16,000 years.

Hector’s and Māui dolphins may look identical, but they are physically and genetically different. Māui dolphins have very slightly larger skulls than Hector’s dolphins and a longer, wider rostrum or snout. Genetic methods are used to tell the subspecies apart.

Hector’s and Māui dolphins use echolocation to find their food like all toothed whales. Echolocation is like seeing with sound. The dolphins send out ultra-high frequency clicks that bounce off surrounding objects and their prey. These echoes are interpreted as a detailed picture of their surroundings.

Echolocation is a powerful tool that allows dolphins to see fish hiding under the sand and navigate through murky waters.

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A4 (210x297mm), A3 (297x420mm)


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