Photo exhibition in St Andrew Square until 1st May 2011 (free)
We popped down to St Andrew Square this morning and took our time admiring the different photographs.
This amazing (free) event is part of the Edinburgh International Science Festival. The photos featured are spectacular images from Scottish seas and beyond by renowned photographers, that start at the surface of the ocean and travel downwards to look at sharks, coral reefs and the creatures of the deep.
Suitable for all ages, make sure to take advantage of this unique opportunity to see one of the most beautiful collections of underwaters photographs available.
Each photo is individually credited with background information on both the picture and the animal. This is a great place for children (and adults) to learn about creatures of the sea. The mini-Spotlight members loved last year’s photos and always wanted to visit when they were in the area. Be prepared for lots of questions if taking children!
As our photos show, the exhibtion is popular with shoppers and office workers who walk through this square every day. A great addition to a lovely green space in Edinburgh.
Steve Bloom first exhibited here in 2010 with his Spirit of the Wild photos and he told us: “Edinburgh has always been one of my favourite cities, and to see this exhibition here in St Andrew Square is an honour and a privilege,” Steve said. “I am very fortunate to have travelled the world photographing wildlife and it’s wonderful to bring them into the heart of the city”.
We are sure he is equally delighted to come back in 2011.
Keep checking back as we capture the exhibition in various weathers over the next few weeks. You can buy drinks from the kiosk that’s situated inside St Andrew Square.
You can see what else is on as part of the Edinburgh International Science Festival on their website. Ticket are available online and in person at the Edinburgh Fringe shop in the High Street.
Open 8am – 6pm daily.
Suitable for disabled? Yes, St Andrew Square is accessible, but the photos are displayed on the grass.