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The story behind the painting:


This beautiful photo was taken by German photographer Tobias Baumgaertner in Melbourne.

He was told that the two penguins had recently lost their partners and often appeared to be comforting each other.
The German photographer won the magazine’s Community Choice Award.

“A volunteer approached me and told me that the white one was an elderly lady who had lost her partner and apparently so did the younger male to the left,” Mr Baumgaertner wrote on Instagram.
“Since then they meet regularly, comforting each other and standing together for hours watching the dancing lights of the nearby city.”
The photographer spent three nights with the penguin colony before being able to catch this photo, he said.
“Between not being able or allowed to use any lights and the tiny penguins continuously moving, rubbing their flippers on each other’s backs and cleaning one another, it was really hard to get a shot,” he said.

I found this story so moving and I have decided to create this painting. Thank you so much Tobias Baumgaertner, a truly amazing photographer.

True Love

  • All prints will be signed, have an official embossing stamp, certificate of Authenticity and ship for free in the UK.

  • Printed on Archival Pigment Print on Hahnemühle paper William Turner.
    310gsm Museum Quality Print.

    William Turner is a genuine mould-made paper, standing out with its highly pronounced textured surface. Featuring a crisp, clean, and beautifully tactile feel, its premium coating meets the highest standards for colour reproduction and image sharpness. 

    Ingredients: 100% Cotton

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