Wildlife Photographer Of The Year Exhibition Returns To Beverley This Saturday

Wildlife Photographer Of The Year Exhibition Returns To Beverley This Saturday
Wildlife Photographer Of The Year Exhibition Returns To This Saturday

The hugely popular Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition – developed and produced by the Natural History Museum – will be back in this Saturday (14 July).

in the will host the new 2018 exhibition until Saturday, 8 September, making it an ideal day out for the summer holidays. During the exhibition’s run, the will also be open on Sundays.

The free exhibition reflects the 53rd year of the competition, which welcomes entries from professional and amateur photographers in three age groups. For the 53rd competition, the international judging panel of respected wildlife experts reviewed almost 50,000 entries from 92 countries.

Visitors will be able to see 100 acclaimed photographs from all the competition categories, featuring a huge variety of inspiring images.

Councillor , portfolio holder for leisure, and culture, said:

“I am absolutely delighted that we have managed to secure the return of this exhibition for 2018, working with our partners at the Natural History Museum, and featuring all the new winning photographs from the 2017 international competition, which will be on show in for the first time.

“The 2017 touring exhibition brought record-breaking numbers of people to The – and to as a whole – and I have no doubt that the new exhibition will prove just as popular.”

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

During the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition, the will also be hosting ‘Snakes….a slither into a secretive life’, using taxidermy, skeletal mounts and award winning to delve into the captivating lives of snakes.

For further details of exhibition opening times, and the exciting events programme to accompany the exhibition, visit eastridingmuseums.co.uk/wpy

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