Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Portfolio 21

Edited by Rosamund Kidman Cox

Presenting the very best wildlife images of 2011, Wildlife Photographer of the Year Portfolio 21 is the latest memorable collection of photographs from this hugely popular series.

ISBN:
978 0 565 09298 6
Format:
Hardback
Price:
£25.00
Published:
October 2011
Size:
254 x 250 mm
Extent:
160 pp
Illustrations:
Colour photographs throughout
Publisher:
Natural History Museum

Details

This is a collection of unforgettable pictures by some of the world’s top wildlife photographers. It features all the winning and commended pictures in the Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2011 competition, the most prestigious competition of its kind in the world.

This powerful collection of pictures represents the work of 79 photographers from 24 countries. The pictures were selected from 41,000 entries, representing 95 countries. The photographs are chosen by an international panel of judges for their artistic merit, but the range of natural subjects represented is huge and the styles diverse. 

There are extraordinary action shots, memorable underwater images, dramatic landscapes and unforgettable environmental reportage. Together, they celebrate the beauty, wonder and importance of the natural world.

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The competition

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

Each year thousands of entries are received and judged by a specially selected panel of experts. Being accepted into the competition is something that wildlife photographers, worldwide, aspire to.  

The annual exhibition of these award-winning images is a highlight of the arts calendar, and inspires visitors to see the environment with new eyes. 

Now in its 47th year, the most innovative and imaginative photographic images are judged and selected by a panel of experts. The chosen images form an exhibition at the Natural History Museum that tours the UK and 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 Wildlife Magazine.

The editor

Rosamund Kidman Cox is an editor and writer, specialising in wildlife and environmental issues and with a particular interest in photography. 

She was editor of Wildlife Magazine, subsequently BBC Wildlife Magazine, for 23 years and has been a judge of the competition since 1981, launching it in its current form. 

She is on the executive committee of the International League of Conservation Photographers.

The introduction to this collection is by Joe Cornish, one of the UK’s leading landscape photographers and a judge of the 2011 competition.

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