By Charles Wade-Palmer
Stunning life-sized animals carved from beaches provide all the sand castle inspiration you will need this Summer.
Professional sand artists husband and wife Paul and Remy Hoggard have gone from beach to beach leaving behind spectacular elephants, horses and even the late gorilla Harambe.
Since getting the sand artist bug in 1991 after creating his first sculpture on Baga beach, India, Paul has taken his incredible knack for carving animals out of sand around the world.
Paul said: “Lately we have been entering a lot of sand sculpture competitions and we created a series of big, very lifelike animals. We have won quite some prizes with these sculptures in the last year.
“I made my first sand sculpture on Baga beach in India and became hooked on sand sculpturing which I’ve been been busy with ever since.”
Paul from Beverley, Yorkshire, joined forces with his now wife Remy from the Netherlands to set up Sandartist.ltd which produces sand sculptures for events all around the world.
Elephants carved to remarkable detail, a horse, orangutan and Harambe the gorilla who was famously shot when a child entered his enclosure at Cincinnati Zoo are some of the couple’s best work over the last year or so.