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‘Secrets of the Whales’ Sand Sculpture Now on Display at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

An all-new National Geographic documentary series “Secrets Of The Whales” debuts on Disney+ on Earth Day Thursday, April 22nd. In celebration of this event, Disney’s Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort has unveiled a sand scuplture carved out of 40 tons of sand.

The intricate sculpture took two artists over 16 hours to complete and features a sperm whale, humpback whale, and narwhal inspired by footage from the series.

Check out the process in the video below:

The four-episode series, executive produced by James Cameron, narrated by Sigourney Weaver, and featuring National Geographic Photographer and Explorer Brian Skerry, plunges viewers deep within the epicenter of whale culture to experience the extraordinary communication skills and intricate social structures of five different whale species: orcas, humpbacks, belugas, narwhals, and sperm whales. Filmed over three years in 24 locations, throughout this epic journey, we learn that whales are far more complex and more like us than ever imagined.

The sculpture, a part of the Earth Month Celebration at the park, will be on display at the Discovery Island Stage through April 30.

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