Yellowstone National Park: Hungry Bighorn 1000 Piece Puzzle
Photographer: James Kucharas
Skill Level: Intermediate
Although widely distributed across the Rocky Mountains, bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis) persist chiefly in small, fragmented populations that are vulnerable to sudden declines as a result of disease, habitat loss, and disruption of their migratory routes due to roads and other human activities. Between 10 and 13 interbreeding bands of bighorn sheep occupy steep terrain in the upper Yellowstone River drainage, including habitat that extends more than 20 miles north of the park. These sheep provide visitor enjoyment as well as revenue to local economies through tourism, guiding, and sport hunting. Mount Everts receives the most concentrated use by bighorn sheep year-round. You are more likely to encounter the herds near the roadside during the winter months, when they decend from the higher elevations to feed where the snow is less deep. This beautiful specimen was 5 feet from my car when i took the photo.
All of our 1000 Piece puzzles measure 27.6 x 19.7 inches when completed. They are cut with an irregular piece shape to aid and strenthen your assembly quest, as well as produce an interlock so tight you can pick it up and flip it over (gently) without losing a piece. (Watch this and see!) They are manufactured using 100% Recycled Grade A chipboard, 1/16 inch thick resulting in sturdy, durable pieces that wont bend or break easily, and mated to a premium Matte finished print. They are then cut using 2 different presses, each going a different direction. This ensures your pieces are always fully cut, not stuck together so you have to tear them apart, damaging your pieces. (Click here for brief video) The end result is a puzzle worthy of being framed and hung in your living room! And we are working on a plan to offer handmade (right in our warehouse) wooden frames in a variety of colors and styles so you can do just that!
These puzzles are geared towards adults, and are not meant to be easy! While I always try to release some easier, more colorful prints for the novice puzzler, I have customers that want a real challenge that will take even the most seasoned puzzler months to assemble! Each puzzle is only $34.99 + $2.99 shipping flat rate for a single item, an additional $2.99 for a 2nd item, but all orders of 3 or more (max 6) ship for free. Our Professional Photographers receive a portion of every sale of puzzles made from their photos. All puzzles are backed by our Quality Guarantee! (Click here)
Our product does not contain copious amounts of dust from manufacturing like other puzzles do, our process rarely leaves behind a single speck. Each box comes with a reference poster to aid in assembly, and the pieces are sealed in a plastic bag. Our missing piece replacement program ensures that should you receive one of the rare 999 piece puzzles, we have you covered!. All puzzles are guaranteed to have the highest quality of soy based color ink that wont smudge, ensuring your finished product is a true to life recreation of the original photo, worthy of framing, and hanging in your living room to show off to your friends.
Orders ship USPS Priority Mail the day they are received, if before 5 pm MST . UPS is used for larger orders, and we encourage orders of 3 or more (maximum 6) per order by offering FREE SHIPPING on these orders. The recent Postal Service rate increases have raised the rate of a single puzzle from here to Florida to just under $15, while i can send 3 to the same address for $1 more.
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michelle maskiell (verified owner) –
Not the most colorful of images, but satisfying to finish. It gives you the closeup view of the sheep that you would have liked to have had in Yellowstone. Excellent quality pieces, no dust.