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Head to the Harborwalk for up-close photos of marine life


From space to sea photography exhibition at the New England Aquarium.


Open until November 1, 2022.


The exhibit is on the Harborwalk just outside the New England Aquarium, One Central Wharf, Boston.

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Have you ever wanted to get close to delicate marine life, but without getting wet? An exhibition allows you to do just that.

Spanning the north and south sides of the New England Aquarium’s Harborwalk, the new photography exhibit From space to sea shows the wondrous diversity beneath the waters of the federally protected Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, just 25 miles off the coast of Boston. Take a look at 50 large portraits of underwater life, from the humpback whale, one of the sanctuary’s largest animals, to plankton, measuring just 20 microns in length.

Award-winning underwater photographer Keith Ellenbogen is one of the few allowed to dive into the sanctuary to capture photographs of marine life. He holds a special marine mammal photography permit from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration allowing him to get so close. In this exhibit, you can see high-resolution detail of a torpedo ray, an animal capable of using electricity to stun or kill prey, and a 3,000-pound, 17-foot-long great white shark.

If you want to see the animals featured in the Ellenbogen exhibit for yourself, you can purchase a ticket to the New England Aquarium, home to thousands of marine species. Find ticket information here.

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Tracey L. Sweeney