"Giants of the World Ocean" Will Appear In The "Moskvarium" in Moscow

"Dragon Head". Photo: Vasily Baranyuk
"Dragon Head". Photo: Vasily Baranyuk
The RGS photo exhibition "Giants of the World Ocean" will be opened at the VDNKh in Moscow on July 22. Aquarium visitors can enjoy unique photos of blue whales, killer whales, sperm whales, narwhal and dolphins until August 11. They will see life-size marine mammals thanks to the visual colorful infographics.
Center for Oceanography and Marine Biology "Moskvarium" at the VDNKh is one of the largest oceanariums in Europe. Visitors of the center can get acquainted with the amazing fauna of the World Ocean and touch the remote areas of the planet. More than 12,000 aquatic creatures live in Moskvarium: sharks, seals, rays, turtles, caimans, octopus, dolphins, sea lions and hundreds of species of fish.

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 "How wonderful! There are fish" Photo: Julia Diveeva
"How wonderful! There are fish" Photo: Julia Diveeva

he exhibition is timed to the celebration of the World Day of Whales and Dolphins, which is celebrated on July 23. It includes 20 pictures - the works of the participants of the annual RGS photo contest "The Most Beautiful Country". One of them captures the head of the "Dragon" - a big humpback whale. The author of the picture, Basil Baranyuk, managed to catch a moment when the animal suddenly jumped out of the water and fell on its back next to the traveler's boat. There is the lead-gray seascape of Zheleznaya Bay off the coast of the Kamchatka Peninsula in the photo of Yuri Smithyuk. Two killer whales, passing by the rocks covered with snow, are on the way to the open sea. And in the picture of Julia Diveeva is a pair of Chilean dolphins, which contrast with the azure sea surface. They are very lucky: a fishing seiner had been sailing, all fish was lifted from the bottom and it is much easier for them to search for food.

Entrance to the exhibition is free.

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"Lords of the Ocean". Photo: Yuri Smithyuk
"Lords of the Ocean". Photo: Yuri Smithyuk
In addition to the exhibition of the Russian Geographical Society, Moskvarium visitors will enjoy a series of scientific, educational and entertainment events dedicated to the World Day of Whales and Dolphins from July 22 to 28. Events are also timed to the 80th anniversary of the VDNKh. The details and program of the Whale Week in Moskvarium can be found here.
We would like to remind that exhibitions of the RGS work in several districts of Moscow at the moment. So, there are the expositions "Golden Fund of the RGS" on Chistoprudny Boulevard and at the Kazansky Railway Station. In addition, there are exhibitions of the RGS "The Aynus" and "Nikolai Mikhailovich Przhevalsky: A Life-Long Journey" on Nikitsky Boulevard and "Palmyra Monuments: History and Modernity" on Gogol Boulevard. And residents and guests of Moscow can enjoy the exhibition dedicated to the traveler Mikhail Pevtsov and his famous Tibetan expedition of 1888-1890 in the park "Vorontsovo Manor" until the end of the month.