This week saw the launch of Merlin’s charity partner the SEA LIFE Trust’s first photographic exhibition entitled ‘An Epic Journey – Part 1’.
In June 2019, leading British wildlife photographer and Olympus ambassador Tesni Ward photographed the epic journey of beluga whales Little Grey and Little White. The exhibition documents Little Grey and Little White’s journey as they moved 6,000 miles from China to Iceland, representing a world-first project to create the first-ever whale sanctuary.
Running from the 11th until the 20th December, the exhibition is free to visit and all sculptures and prints are on sale to buy, with proceeds going directly to the SEA LIFE TRUST Beluga Whale Sanctuary. The exhibition is at the Olympus-sponsored central London gallery the After Nyne Gallery.
The exhibition captures the months of preparation to get the pair ready for the complicated journey. The photos also document the vast number of SEA LIFE, Merlin, Cargolux International (the generous flight sponsors and flight experts) and SEA LIFE Trust staff members who took part in the 30+ hour global move which saw the whales travel via land, sea and air across 6,000 miles.