Stunning images unveiled as 50th Wildlife Photographer of the Year arrives in Fortress of Bard.The world-renowned exhibition, on loan from the Natural History Museum in London, will open at 7th february on 2nd june, 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 world’s most astonishing and challenging sights for 50 years. Launching in 1965 and attracting 361 entries, today in its fiftieth year the competition has drawn almost 42,000 entries from 96 countries highlighting its enduring appeal. The rigorous selec- tion process has brought together judges from across the globe, to choose the best entries based on creativity, artistry and technical complexity. This year’s 100 award-winning images will embark on an international tour that allows them to be seen by millions of people across six continents.
Through the lens of wildlife photography, the exhibition captures the intrigue and beauty of our pla- net, giving us a glimpse of the natural world as ithas never been seen before.
Chair of the panel, Jim Brandenburg says: ‘These talented photographers have made capturing wildlife on camera a true art form.