World-renowned wildlife photography exhibition gets under way in Coventry - The Coventry Observer

World-renowned wildlife photography exhibition gets under way in Coventry

Coventry Editorial 30th Oct, 2023   0

A WORLD-renowned photography exhibition showcasing stunning wildlife from across the globe has opened in Coventry.

The Natural History Museum’s 59th Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition is now on show at the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, where it will stay until April 1.

The venue is the only one in England besides the Natural History Museum to have the lightbox edition, which uses digital lighting to bring each image to life alongside an atmospheric nature soundtrack.

Launching in 1965, Wildlife Photographer of the Year is the most prestigious photography event of its kind, with this year’s edition seeing 49,957 entries from photographers from 95 countries.

It features snaps depicting animal behaviour and the diversity of the natural world.

Richard Sabin, Curator of Marine Mammals at the Natural History Museum, was a judge for this year’s edition.

He said: “This is the most fantastic wildlife photography exhibition in the world.

“There are images of nature that are beautiful, magical and entrancing, but also things that show you the human effects on the landscape. I think there’s something here for everyone.”

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