Wild Planet free touring exhibition begins

16 March 2010

Amazing wildlife images go on display today for free as the Natural History Museum’s new outdoor touring exhibition, Wild Planet, begins in Brighton.

Wild Planet shows 80 of the most spectacular images from Wildlife Photographer of the Year, the world’s most prestigious wildlife photography competition and the Museum’s longest-running and most successful annual exhibition.

Skimmers on show by Evan Graff

Skimmers on show © Evan Graff

Beginning on Brighton’s promenade, whose West Pier is shown above in one of the previous winning images, Wild Planet will bring these stunning images to more people than ever before.

Dr Michael Dixon, Museum Director said ‘The Natural History Museum is delighted to be partnering with local authorities to bring this new free touring exhibition, Wild Planet, to city and town centres across the UK and we expect it to be very popular.’

Visitors can enjoy award-winning and commended images from past competitions throughout the day and also at night, when they will be illuminated.

Captions tell the stories of how the photos were taken and give insights into the species captured on film.

And unique beautifully designed gifts inspired by the exhibition images will be on sale at a retail store close to the exhibition.

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