Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition

Thursday 2 February 2017 by

Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Exhibition, Natural History Museum, Sam Hobson

The Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition has to be one of my favourite exhibitions every year. I love it so much that I often go two or three times. The exhibition only about mid-way through, so give yourself plenty of time to add in extra visits by going now (it’s on until September).

The Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition is hosted at the Natural History Museum (again, one of my favourite museums, after the Victoria & Albert) and features 100 of the best images from the competition. This year, the competition attracted nearly 50,000 entries from 95 countries and entries can be submitted by professionals or amateurs. Entries are judged by a panel, based on their creativity, originality, and technical excellence.

Photographs this year include orcas coming right underneath fishing boats, curious urban foxes, and the extraordinary final dance of the mayfly. Images vary from the haunting to the spectacular, humorous to the extreme. I always spend hours poring over them, because they really are beautiful.

Tickets start from £10.50, and it’s worth booking ahead because it does get busy. Find out more about the exhibition and the competition entries here.

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