Where is it?…#47

The latest in the series in which we ask you to identify where in London this picture was taken and what it’s of. If you think you can identify this picture, leave a comment below. We’ll reveal the answer early next week. Good luck!

Well done Janet, this is indeed a statue of conservationist Sir Peter Scott (1909-1989) just outside the main entrance of the London Wetland Centre in Barnes in London’s west. A founder of the World Wildlife Fund, Sir Peter – the only child of Antarctic explorer Robert Falcon Scott – also founded the Wildlife & Wetlands Trust which operates a network of wetland centres across the UK including the London Wetland Centre. This 44 acres of recreated wetlands opened in 2000 and is located in a loop of the Thames previously occupied by four Victorian-era reservoirs. The statue of Sir Peter with two Bewick swans is the work of sculptor Nicola Godden and was unveiled by Sir David Attenborough in 2000. For more on the centre, see www.wwt.org.uk/visit/london/.

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