The Shetland Project | Mitch Karunaratne

Three Times to The Moon and Back


Birds, delicate creatures, hiding both strength and fragility in their small frame, make arduous migratory trips every year, year after year, visiting these geographically and strategically important islands, over 200 km from the Scottish mainland. The true symbol of freedom, they ignore fences, borders, cultural differences and nation states. They soar above it all, hiding in plain sight, floating, like beings from another world. Driven north to find breeding space, these creatures find the hardest, most brutal coast. Exhausted, they see Shetland and are welcomed home.