This world-renowned exhibition, on loan from the Natural History Museum in London, will open at the National Wool Museum on 1 December 2017. The 100 extraordinary images celebrate the diversity of the natural world, from intimate animal portraits to astonishing wild landscapes.
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 50 years.
“This is the fourth year the National Wool Museum has been the exclusive Victorian venue for the exhibition’s world-wide tour and this year is a particularly moving competition”, said Padraic Fisher, Director, National Wool Museum.
Winning images are selected for their creativity, originality and technical excellence. Launching in 1965 and attracting 361 entries, today the competition receives almost 50,000 entries from 92 countries highlighting its enduring appeal. This year’s 100 award-winning images will embark on an international tour that allows them to be seen by millions of people.
Entry to the National Wool Museum is Free for children 16 years and under.