2017 media releases

Stunning images unveiled as

52nd Wildlife Photographer of the Year arrives in Sydney

The world-renowned exhibition, on loan from the National History Museum in London, will open at the Australian National Maritime on 31 May, featuring 100 awe-inspiring images, from fascinating animal behaviour to breath-taking wild landscapes.

Opens 31 May 2017, Australian National Maritime Museum, Darling Harbour

The world-renowned exhibition, on loan from the National History Museum in London, will open at the Australian National Maritime on 31 May, featuring 100 awe-inspiring images, from fascinating animal behaviour to breath-taking wild landscapes.


Wildlife Photographer of the Year is the most prestigious photography event of its kind, providing a global platform that showcases the natural worlds’ most astonishing and challenging sights for over 50 years. Launching in 1995 and attracting 361 entries, today the competition receives almost 50,000 entries from 96 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.

 

Jan English, Head of Touring Exhibitions at the Natural History Museum, says, ‘Wildlife Photographer of the Year celebrates the very best nature photography, and is consistently one of our most successful touring exhibitions, enjoyed by millions every year. These images tell thought-provoking stories about our planet that prompt us all to think differently about the natural world and the future we want to create.’

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.”

The 52ndt Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition opens on 31 May 2017. Tickets are $20 adults, $12 concessions/children and $50 for a family and includes entry to the museum’s 3D Shark film which runs in the museum’s theatre (subject to availability, check the museum’s website for schedule) .  For further information about the exhibition visit www.anmm.gov.au/wildlife

The Australian National Maritime Museum, in Darling Harbour, is open from 9.30am to 5pm daily. All enquiries (02) 9298 3777.

Australian National Maritime Museum – Shirani Aththas 02) 9298 3642; 0418 448 690, saththas@anmm.gov.au

Jude Timms (02) 9298 3645; 0418 219 841

Natural History Museum – Zoë Stanton +44 (0) 202 7942 5156; +44 (0) 7799 690 151;
wildpress@nhm.ac.uk