29th May 2019
The Deep is proud to announce the arrival of a brand new photography collection which will open to the public on 15 June. Located on the 3rd floor of the aquarium, this installation has been created by award-winning underwater photographer Warren Baverstock and features 20 images depicting the beauty of the oceans and the animals that live within them.
Warren Baverstock spent the last 17 years in the Middle East running a prestigious aquarium facility in one of the world’s most iconic buildings (Burj Al Arab - Dubai, United Arab Emirates). Being heavily committed and passionate about marine conservation, Warren was also responsible for the start-up of the Middle East’s largest sea turtle rescue project and over 14 years he and his team rescued, rehabilitated and released over 1650 sea turtles back to the wild.
Born in the South West of England, Warren has always had a strong connection to wildlife and the aquatic environments of Dartmoor and the coastal areas of Cornwall and in his late teens learnt to dive in Plymouth. With a strong desire to bring the incredible underwater perspectives he was witnessing to the surface; Warren purchased his first underwater film camera from inheritance left by his late grandfather. Over the next 20 years Warren travelled to many diving destinations around the world and has used his work to highlight the importance of protecting our worlds marine environments. Working with researchers in Qatar, the UAE and Seychelles, Warren has gained a reputation as an expert in photographing whale sharks and has an extensive portfolio of some incredibly unique shark encounters in the Gulf of Tadjura.
Recognised as one of the most influential underwater photographers within the United Arab Emirates, Warren has won various awards for his work and globally has featured in Time.com and the Daily Mail. Warren’s work has also been published in several dive magazines and book publications including the ‘World's Largest Fish from One of the World's Smallest Nations - The Seychelles’.
You can see more of Warren's work here.