The Water Gallery is a fascinating portion of the Museum of Nature, exhibiting both ocean and freshwater environments, as well as the ecosystems thriving around water. Stepping through the front entrance brings the visitor first to a wall, which this aquarium is set into. There's a good reason why that wall is there- it makes it all the more dramatic when you step around and see the centrepiece of the gallery.
And that is the skeleton of a blue whale. I've been in this gallery numerous times since the renovations were completed, and this never ceases to impress me.
A nearby display features sculptures comparing the size of a human to three of the ocean's biggest creatures- the blue whale, the whale shark, and the giant squid.
Another nearby display shows how much of the whale's skeleton is covered with blubber.
And among the display cases are a number of miniatures of whales, from the biggest ones to the smaller ones.
More from this gallery tomorrow, but I'll leave off with this panel.