Stunning images unveiled as Wildlife Photographer of the Year arrives in the National Wool Museum
09.12.2020

Stunning images unveiled as Wildlife Photographer of the Year arrives in the National Wool Museum

Puffins by Evie Easterbrook (UK), Highly Commended 11-14 Years, Wildlife Photographer of the Year.

The world-renowned exhibition, on loan from the Natural History Museum in London, boasts extraordinary images that celebrate the intimate and astonishing diversity of the natural world.

The world-renowned exhibition, on loan from the Natural History Museum in London, is now open at the National Wool Museum, featuring exceptional images which capture fascinating animal behaviour, spectacular species and the breathtaking diversity of the natural world.

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 50 years.

Launching in 1965 and attracting 361 entries, today the competition receives over 49,000 entries from all over the world, highlighting its enduring appeal. This year’s award-winning images will embark on an international tour that will allow them to be seen by over a million people.

Dr Tim Littlewood, Executive Director of Science at the Natural History Museum and member of the judging panel, says, “This competition has an outstanding reputation in attracting the world’s very best photographers, naturalists and young photographers. But there has never been a more vital time for audiences all over the world to re-engage with the natural world, and what better way than this inspiring and provocative exhibition.”

The 56th Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition is running daily now until May 2 2021. Price is included in entry. For more information, visit the museum website.

The National Wool Museum is located at 26 Moorabool Street, Geelong.