Yellowstone National Park: Pine Marten 1000 Piece Puzzle
Photographer: James Kucharas
Skill Level: Novice
Life is full of surprises; you will rarely find a grizzly bear photographer as thrilled as when they get the opportunity to photograph a Pine Marten or long tail weasel during the course of their pursuit of photographing grizzlies. Grizzlies are easy for them to find, to get the opportunity to photograph a Pine Marten or a weasel it is a rare event. Pine Martens are cat-size and slender with long, dark, chestnut-brown fur and a bushy tail with a distinctive creamy-yellow throat. The tail is long and fluffy and is about half the length of its body. Their head is usually lighter in color than the rest of their body it has large rounded ears, a roughly triangular head and sharp nose. A big male American Marten will be 20 or so inches long and weigh around two to three pounds. Compared to other carnivores, Pine Marten population density is low for their body size. The Pine Marten Poulation in the Yellowstone ecosystem is estimated to be roughly 150 animals. I was treated to this encounter during my first ever snowcoach tour in the park last February, as the driver had heard of the sightings near the Canyon Village gas station. It was so kind of yet another of the park’s creatures to stop and pose for photos!
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) –
Excellent value. From the cute photo to the sharply cut edges to the feel of the pieces, all is pleasing. I’m so glad I discovered this company.