50 Years of Wildlife Photographer of the Year

How Wildlife Photography Became Art

50 Years of Wildlife Photographer of the Year cover

Edited by Rosamund Kidman Cox

The most memorable and beautiful pictures from 50 years of the world’s most prestigious wildlife photography competition.

ISBN:
978 0 565 09351 8
Format:
Hardback
Price:
£35.00
Published:
September 2014
Size:
286 x 286 mm
Extent:
256 pp
Illustrations:
Colour photographs throughout
Publisher:
Natural History Museum

Details

This special collection is a celebration of 50 years of the world-famous Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition and of wildlife photography itself. 

Featuring many of the greatest nature photographs of all time, it charts the development of nature photography, from the first hand-held cameras and the colour film revolution of the 1960s, to the increasingly sophisticated photographs of wild animals and unexplored places that are taken today. 

An incredible variety of styles, skills and approaches are on show, reflecting the great advances in technology and the many and varied ways of viewing and interpreting the natural world. The prize-winning images include:

  • ground-breaking portraits
  • breathtaking aerial shots
  • underwater photography
  • close-up imagery and much more

The images are accompanied by captions that put the photographs in context, explaining their importance, and revealing the vision, talent, passion and technique of the world’s leading wildlife photographers. 

All those who are passionate about photography and who have followed this compelling competition since its inception 50 years ago will treasure this magnificent volume.

Coming to our online shop in September 2014.

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Reviews

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"Great pictures of nature have one thing in common – they are unforgettable. They can also be a profound source of beauty, wonder and joy. This is a collection of work from the competition that, over the past half century, has become an international showcase for the very best wildlife photography – images that have the power to affect how we feel about the natural world and therefore how we treat it. It’s a collection that will make you think."

Sir David Attenborough

About the competition

The Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition is an international showcase for the very best photography featuring natural subjects. 

One hundred of the most innovative and imaginative images are chosen annually by a panel of expert judges. These images form an exhibition at the Natural History Museum, London, that tours worldwide throughout the year. 

The competition is owned by two UK institutions that pride themselves on revealing and championing the diversity of life on Earth: the Natural History Museum and BBC Worldwide.

Find our more at www.wildlifephotographeroftheyear.com.

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