Australian National Maritime Museum Thrilled by Wildlife Photography

Australian National Maritime Museum

Exhibition of over 100 stunning images from the 58th Wildlife Photographer of the Year opens April 1

The world-renowned exhibition, on loan from the Natural History Museum in London, is once again on show at the Australian National Maritime Museum from April 1. In its 58th year, this exhibition explores a spectacular array of plant and animal species and a micro-view of the natural world.

The arresting power of the photographic medium shines a light on places, plants and creatures from around the world, inspiring audiences and fostering connections, toward a future of advocating for the planet.

Judges of the Natural History Museum’s 58th Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition had the challenging task of reviewing 38,575 entries from 93 countries, which were assessed and judged anonymously by an international panel of experts, on criteria including originality, narrative, technical excellence, and ethical practice.

Australian National Maritime Museum CEO and Director Ms Daryl Karp said, ‘This exhibition gives us an insight into the hidden lives of these creatures and habitats that have often been affected by human activity. I’m always inspired and moved by the impact these images have both on me and our many visitors. I’m in awe of the talent, tenacity and, the instincts of nature photographers of this calibre who go above and beyond for the perfect shot.’

Wildlife Photographer of the Year is the one of the world’s most prestigious photography competitions, providing a global platform that showcases the natural world’s most astonishing and challenging sights. Launched in 1965 with an initial 365 entrants, today the competition draws thousands of entries from all over the world.

The Wildlife Photographer of the Year is developed and produced by the Natural History Museum, London.

The exhibition opens at the Australian National Maritime Museum from April 1 and runs until October.

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