Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Wildlife Photographer of the Year - Laurent Ballesta - Swim gymOn loan from the Natural History Museum in London, the world-renowned exhibition, Wildlife Photographer of the Year will open at the Australian National Maritime Museum on 13 April 2018.

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 and features images that celebrate the diversity of the natural world, from intimate animal portraits to wild landscapes.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year is one of our most successful touring exhibitions, enjoyed by millions of people all over the world,” said Sir Michael Dixon, Director of the Natural History Museum. “The awarded images shine a spotlight on nature photography as a work of art, whilst raising questions about our crucial role in shaping a sustainable future.”

Winning images are selected for their creativity, originality and technical excellence. Launching in 1965 and attracting 361 entries, today the competition receives almost 50,000 entries from 92 countries highlighting its enduring appeal. This year’s 100 award-winning images will embark on an international tour that allows them to be seen by millions of people.

Kevin Sumption, director of the Australian National Maritime Museum, said the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition held broad appeal due to its rich subject matter showcasing the diversity of life. “This is one of the most innovative and popular photographic competitions of its kind and we are delighted that Sydney audiences can once again enjoy these unforgettable and inspiring images at the Australian National Maritime Museum.”

A featured exhibition of 2018 Head On Photo Festival, Sydney visitors can also come face to face with equipment used by celebrated Australian shark photographers Ron and Valerie Taylor, and experience the brand new Oceans 3D film which runs in the museum’s theatre.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Australian National Maritime Museum, 2 Murray Street, Darling Harbour (Sydney)
Exhibition: 13 April – 14 October 2018
Admission fees apply

For more information, visit: www.anmm.gov.au for details.

Image: Laurent Ballesta, Swim gym (detail)

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