The world-renowned exhibition, on loan from the Natural History Museum in London, will open at Exeter City Council’s Royal Albert Memorial Museum on 25 September 2021. Wildlife Photographer of the Year features exceptional images which capture fascinating animal behaviour, spectacular species and the breath taking diversity of the natural world.
The world-renowned exhibition, on loan from the Natural History Museum in London, will open at Exeter City Council’s Royal Albert Memorial Museum on 25 September 2021.
Wildlife Photographer of the Year features 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, said: "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. Photography's unique ability to spark conversation and curiosity is certainly special. We hope that this year's exhibition will provide an opportunity for audiences to pause, reflect and ignite a passion of advocating for the natural world."
Councillor Amal Ghusain, Exeter City Council’s lead for Communities and Culture, said: "We are delighted that local people will have the chance to see this world renowned exhibition on show in Exeter as part of its international tour. Wildlife Photographer of the Year captures the beauty of the natural world while shining a light on the environmental challenges we face, inspiring audiences to take action to safeguard our planet."