Wildlife Photographer of the Year - one of the most prestigious competitions of its type in world photography - is now on show in Geelong.
Geelong is now the exclusive Victorian home to the works of some of the most spectacular images from our greatest photographers from all around the world, with the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 58 on display at the National Wool Museum.
This much-anticipated annual exhibition, on loan from the Natural History Museum in London, features exceptional images which capture fascinating animal behaviour, spectacular species and the breathtaking diversity of the natural world.
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Using photography’s unique emotive power to engage and inspire audiences, the images shine a light on stories and species around the world and encourage a future of advocating for the planet.
Wildlife Photographer of the Year is the most prestigious photography event of its kind, providing a global platform that showcases the natural world’s most astonishing and challenging sights for over 55 years.
Launching in 1965 and attracting 361 entries, today the competition receives over 50,000 entries from all over the world, highlighting its enduring appeal. This year’s award-winning images will embark on an international tour allowing them to be seen by well over a million people.
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Four Australian photographers have been recognised in this year’s top 100 photographers for Wildlife Photographer of the Year from the Natural History Museum London. These photographers have been recognised in a field of over 50,000 entries receiving highly commended awards in the categories of Animal Portraits, Photojournalism, Behaviour Amphibians and Reptiles.
Victorian photojournalist Doug Gimesy has again been recognised for his photographs that highlight Australian conservation issues.
“One of the most important things about competitions like Wildlife Photographer of the Year is that it provides an opportunity to start shining a spotlight on wildlife issues that might otherwise go unnoticed,” Gimesy says.
Capturing the wild, wacky and beautiful, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition guarantees to inform viewers about unique animal behaviour and leave them in awe of our beautiful natural world.”
Wildlife Photographer of the Year 58, Natural History Museum London, is on show now until May 7 2023 at National Wool Museum, 26 Moorabool Street Geelong. Book tickets here.