Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition at the Australian National Maritime Museum
Now in its 58th year, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition is a world-renowned display of the best animal, plant and natural world photography from around the globe.
On loan from London’s Natural History Museum and showing at Sydney’s Australian National Maritime Museum from now until October, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition originally launched in 1965. As much a popular indoor attraction as it is a world-leading science research centre, the Natural History Museum has long positioned itself as a champion for balancing humanity’s needs with those of the natural world. When the museum first launched its photography competition it attracted only 365 entries; today it draws over 38,000 entries from 93 countries, judged by an international panel of experts in the field.
The prestigious photography competition is assessed on a range of criteria, from originality and narrative to technical excellence and ethical practice. Of course it’s about photography, but it’s also about inspiring audiences and making genuine connections with people – all in the name of advocating for the planet. This year’s exhibition features a number of images by Australian photographers including Calumn Hockey, Scott Portelli, Jurgen Freund and Douglas Gimesy.
Tickets are on sale now, with free entry for members and package deals available for families. This exhibition is for all ages.
This article is produced by Broadsheet in partnership with The Glen Grant. The Glen Grant is an events partner for associated events with the Wildlife Photographer of The Year exhibition at the Australian National Maritime Museum.