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EXHIBITION: AN EPIC JOURNEY – PART ONE
Thursday 12th December 2019 - Friday 20th December 2019
Olympus, in conjunction with wildlife charity SEA LIFE TRUST, present a photographic exhibition showcasing the work of Tesni Ward.
The exhibition features the work of the talented Olympus ambassador and leading British wildlife photographer, capturing one of the biggest developments in captive whale care in decades. Tesni followed the epic journey of two beluga whales ’Little Grey and Little White’ from a water park in Shanghai, to the remote island of Heimaey in Iceland. As the whales moved 6,000 miles from China to Iceland, they represented a world-first project which will see the creation of the first-ever whale sanctuary.
“This exhibition marks another important step in this world-first project. Tesni’s photography provides us with a long-lasting legacy which will help share the important story of Little Grey and Little White and the bigger picture that they represent. We hope her powerful pictures will highlight the complex nature of this world-first project, but also all the passion, commitment and many, many people that it took to make this journey, a reality” – Andy Bool, Head of SEA LIFE Trust
The island is one of the Westman Islands, located off the southern coast of Iceland and soon to be home to the world’s first open water sanctuary created for beluga whales. The whales who safely arrived after their 30+ hour epic journey by land, are now preparing for the next part of their move, which will complete their monumental journey to their new open-water bay.
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