Guernsey Museum at Candie is thrilled to present the Wildlife Photographer of the Year on loan from the Natural History Museum in London. The world-renowned exhibition opens on Friday 28 January from 10-4 daily.
Museum visitors are invited to gaze through the lens of some of the world's best wildlife photographers and marvel at the beauty of our planet. Displayed alongside insights from Natural History Museum scientists and experts, the images will inspire and astound, leaving visitors with a deeper understanding of the issues facing nature and the actions we can take to protect it. In all there will be 100 images, with the two winning images shown in spectacular lightbox displays. They have been selected by a panel of judges from more than 50,000 photographs that were submitted from 95 countries.
The two Grand Title winners were selected from 19 category winners that celebrate the captivating beauty of our natural world with rich habitats, enthralling animal behaviour and extraordinary species. This year’s competition saw three new categories added, including ‘Oceans -The Bigger Picture’ to shine a spotlight on these crucial ecosystems. In an intensive process, each entry was judged anonymously by a panel of experts for its originality, narrative, technical excellence and ethical practice. The 100 images will be shown in the UK and tour internationally including in Australia, Canada, Germany, the USA and Guernsey Museum is delighted to be sharing them locally.
Dr Doug Gurr, Director of the Natural History Museum says, 'These extraordinary images showcase the rich diversity of life on Earth and spark curiosity and wonder. Telling the story of a planet under pressure, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition illuminates the urgent challenges we face and the collective action we need to take. This year’s inspiring exhibition will move and empower audiences to advocate for the natural world.’
The public are invited to vote online for the winner of the People’s Choice Award: www.nhm.ac.uk/wpy/peoples-choice Voting closes at 2pm on Tues 2 February.
Creation by Laurent Ballesta, (France)
Wildlife Photographer of the Year