Australian photographers shine at Wildlife Photographer of Year Awards, London

The National Wool Museum is excited to be the exclusive Victorian home of the much-loved Wildlife Photographer of the Year 58 from the Natural History Museum London.

The world-renowned exhibition, on loan from the Natural History Museum in London, will be on display at the National Wool Museum from 9 December 2022.

This much-anticipated annual exhibition features exceptional images which capture fascinating animal behaviour, spectacular species and the breath-taking diversity of the natural world. Using photography’s unique emotive power to engage and inspire audiences, the images shine a light on stories and species around the world and encourage a future of advocating for the planet.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year is the most prestigious photography event of its kind, providing a global platform that showcases the natural world’s most astonishing and challenging sights for over 55 years.

Launched in 1965 and attracting 361 entries, today the competition receives over 50,000 entries from all over the world, highlighting its enduring appeal. This year’s award-winning images will embark on an international tour that will allow them to be seen by well over a million people.

Four Australian photographers have been recognised in this year’s top 100 photographers for Wildlife Photographer of the Year (WPY) from the Natural History Museum London. The photographers have been recognised in a field of over 50,000 entries receiving highly commended awards in the categories of Animal Portraits, Photojournalism, Behaviour Amphibians and Reptiles.

Victorian photojournalist, Doug Gimesy has again been recognised for his photographs that highlight Australian conservation issues.

Calumn Hockey, finalist in the category of Photojournalism, will be the Museum’s Guest at the Opening.

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