From the beginning, the City of Destin knew that their water tank mural would need to be pretty spectacular to compete with the other nearby tanks in the area. And, after a lot of planning and a lot of coats of paint, the end result is nothing short of a water tank masterpiece.
Designed and painted by long-time water tank mural artist, Eric Henn, the one-of-a-kind seascape mural that now stands high above Destin is an ultra-realistic homage to all the wildlife that call the Gulf of Mexico their homes, most notably the local sea turtles and dolphins.
The contest is sponsored by Tnemec Company Inc., a company that specializes in protecting surfaces and structures from corrosion with high-performance coatings and linings, according to its website.
Almost 300 water tanks were nominated for this year's contest, and more than 20,000 votes were cast online from across the United States and Canada.