After pulling in thousands of visitors over the summer Wolverhampton Art Gallery's blockbuster wildlife photography exhibition is coming to a close.

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Visitors have until Sunday 18 September to go and see stunning images of some of the natural world's most astonishing sights courtesy of London's Natural History Museum.

Over the summer the gallery has hosted the prestigious 51st Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition featuring awe inspiring images capturing fascinating animal behaviour and breathtaking landscapes.

Every week hundreds of people have visited the Lichfield Street gallery with many leaving glowing reports about the exhibition.

One visitor said: "Beautifully curated. I like the atmosphere soundtrack." While another said: "Absolutely wonderful. The patience and determination of the photographers rewards us with this stunning display. Great value too."

And another commented: "Fantastic. Excellent curation and a lovely space to reflect on photos. A bargain at £4. Hope it comes again next year."

Wildlife Photographer of the Year is the most prestigious photography event of its kind, providing a global platform that has showcased the natural world's most astonishing and challenging sights for more than 50 years.

Founded in 1964 Wildlife Photographer of the Year is one of the longest and most photography competitions in the world.

Councillor John Reynolds, City of Wolverhampton Council Cabinet Member for City Economy, added: "We were delighted to welcome this exhibition to Wolverhampton for the first time earlier in the summer.

"It has attracted hundreds of visitors each week and we have had Iots of very positive comments about it in our visitor books.

"I'd urge anyone who hasn't had the chance to come and see these stunning photographs to get to the gallery before the exhibition's last day in Wolverhampton on Sunday 18 September."

Entry costs £4 adults and £2 children and concessions. A family ticket of 2 adults and 2 children is £10.

Wolverhampton Art Gallery is open Monday to Saturday 10.30am to 4.30pm and Sundays 11am to 4pm.

  • released: Thursday 8 September, 2016