In David Yarrow’s own words, a story about this piece:
“South Georgia Island, 2018
As we left for South Georgia and hit the high seas, I was reminded of the extraordinary diversity of the fauna on Earth. Ours is a ridiculous planet and late in the day we are becoming aware of its fragility. Too many humans don’t care and many that do, understandably have other priorities. We must all try to do our bit – it is now this generation’s legacy.
These bull elephant seals are an example of the diversity. They would not have been allowed on Noah’s Ark – they would have sunk it. When they fight each other for mating rights – it is equal to two buses colliding and one of the great spectacles in the natural world.
Thankfully a friendly King Penguin gives this image some sense of scale – so you don’t have to take my word for it. In this most Jurassic of places, they are simply colossal.
How extraordinary that we share tenancy with such monsters. Extraordinary, wonderful and deeply humbling.
I gave one of our Instagram followers the opportunity to name this photograph and they didn’t disappoint. The winning choice out of thousands of attempts was “You Sat On My Husband”, which has now become the official title of this release.”