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The Seagull of the Mediterranean Sea“ –  – Digital Art Prints

Travel photo shot taken from boat with an Olympus Sp-350 digital camera in the Mediterranean Sea. Artist: Cris Orfescu – Digital Photography, Limited Edition fine art prints (giclee prints), archival inks on fine art paper, 13in x 17in (33cm x 43cm). All prints are hand-signed and numbered by the artist. Price: US$ 49, USA shipping: US$ 15. For large prints and alternative payment methods call (310) 397-2592 or email to info@travelphotoshots.com. If you order this digital print on a smartphone or a tablet, please scroll down after you hit the ‘Add to Cart’ button until you see the shopping cart on your screen.

Cris Orfescu_The Seagull_Mediteranean Sea_Travel PhotographyThe Seagull of the Mediterranean Sea

The Mediterranean Sea is a sea connected to the Atlantic Ocean surrounded by the Mediterranean region and almost completely enclosed by land.

On the north, the Mediterranean Sea is bordered by Europe and Anatolia, on the south by North Africa, and on the east by the Levant. The Mediterranean Sea is sometimes considered a part of the Atlantic Ocean, although it is usually identified as a completely separate body of water. Its name is derived from the Latin ‘mediterraneus’, meaning ‘in the middle of the land’ or ‘inland’.

Several ancient civilizations were located around its shores. The Mediterranean Sea had a major influence on those cultures. Also, the Mediterranean Sea provided routes for trade, colonization and war, and provided food for numerous communities (fishing). Sharing similar geology, climate, and access to the same sea led to numerous historical and cultural connections between the ancient and modern populations around the sea.

With a unique combination of pleasant climate, beautiful coastline, rich history and diverse culture, the Mediterranean Sea region is the most popular tourist destination in the world attracting approximately one third of the world’s international tourists. Tourism is one of the most important sources of income for many Mediterranean countries. Massive development has been supported by Mediterranean governments to accommodate the large numbers of tourists visiting the region each year. But this has caused serious disturbance to marine habitats. The Mediterranean Sea constitutes 0.7% of the global water surface and yet receives seventeen percent of global marine oil pollution.


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