A lioness standing her ground in South Africa, Galapagos giant tortoises waking at dawn, sharks hunting for their prey and the volcanic mountains of Iceland – just some of the stunning images in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition. Closing on Sunday 17 April 2005, time is running out to see this captivating display of nature at its best.
‘The images in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition will impress everyone who sees them,’ says Sophie Stafford, Editor of BBC Wildlife Magazine. ‘The talent of the photographers helps make this competition the most prestigious in the world’.
The Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition, organised by the Natural History Museum and BBC Wildlife Magazine, is the most successful event of its kind in the world. It aims to find the best wildlife pictures taken by photographers worldwide of all ages, showcasing the splendour, drama and variety of life on Earth.
The 2004 competition attracted over 18,500 entries from more than 50 countries including Japan, Australia, Hungary, Finland, Brazil and Canada and the exhibition is touring five continents.
All winning and commended images are also published in a commemorative book, Wildlife Photographer of the Year Portfolio 14, priced £25, which is available from the Museum Shop and all good booksellers.
The closing date for entries to the 2005 competition is on 4 April and a new exhibition of winners will open this October at the Museum.
Notes for editors
Exhibition: closes Sunday 17 April 2004
Tickets: £5, £3 concessions, £12 family, free to under 5s,
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Issued February 2005