Francis Pérez, 'Caretta Caretta Trapped' 2017 Editions Print
World Press Photo Foundation Editions offers visual journalism fans a chance to own and display work from their favorite prize-winning photographers.
This photo by Spanish photographer Francis Pérez shows a loggerhead sea turtle swimming entangled in abandoned fishing gear, off the coast of Tenerife, Canary Islands, in the northeast Atlantic Ocean.
The loggerhead is classed as a ‘vulnerable’ species globally by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, but the northeast Atlantic subpopulation is listed as ‘endangered’. Entrapment in nets intended for other species, and in gear left abandoned by fishing boats is the prime threat to marine turtles, followed by human consumption of meat and eggs, and coastal development affecting their habitat.
- 40 x 60 cm
- Museum-grade archival paper*
- Printed by Canon
- Limited edition of 10
- Each print comes with a numbered label signed by the photographer
- Includes Editions certificate of authenticity
- All proceeds shared equally to benefit the photographer and support the foundation's education program