The Natural History Museum’s 54th Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition is running at the Lichfield Street venue until Sunday 1 September.
It features awe inspiring images capturing fascinating animal behaviour and breathtaking landscapes.
It is the first time the full collection of the blockbuster show has been in Wolverhampton and it is the final UK showing before the 55th competition opens in London. Tickets cost £5.50 adults and £3.50 children (2 and under free) and family tickets start from £14.50 (2 adults and 2 children). Concession and group booking deals are available. Please call 01902 552055 for more information or visit Ticketmaster.
Visitors to the exhibition so far have said:
‘Stunning exhibition - some photos just blow you away - so amazing!’
‘Outstanding quality throughout’. ‘Magnificent! What a feat - very much enjoyed seeing and being reminded how wonderful our planet is.’
‘Brilliant! Very well curated and not expensive to attend. So accessible.’
‘Very good and interesting how much you can learn about animals from pictures.’
‘Was a great find. Very inspirational.’
‘What more needs to be said the photographs speak for themselves. Fab.’
‘Very well displayed and overall just great. Thanks for sharing with us.’
The full exhibition includes 100 images that fall into 8 categories; Young Photographers, Behaviours, Diversity, Habitats, Compositions, Documentary, Rising Star and Portfolio, shown alongside the Grand Title Winners. Also, a new addition for this year is a digital display showcasing the People’s Choice Award, a display of 25 images and the Lifetime Achievement Award for Frans Lanting, showing 17 images taken throughout his career.
Councillor Harman Banger, City of Wolverhampton Council, Cabinet Member for City Economy, said. “This is a wonderful exhibition for all ages and yet another example of the exciting family activities City of Wolverhampton has to offer. What better way to spend some time during the summer holidays?
“I hope those who have not seen it yet will get along to enjoy it before it closes.”
Founded in 1964 and developed and produced by the Natural History Museum, Wildlife Photographer of the Year showcases the world's best nature photography and photojournalism. Through their ability to inspire curiosity and wonder, the 100 images showcase wildlife photography as an art form. They also challenge us to consider both our place in the natural world and our responsibility to protect it. Winning images were selected for their creativity, originality and technical excellence.
Now in its 54th year, the competition received more than 45,000 entries from professionals and amateurs across 95 countries.
Every year, the best images submitted are selected to form the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition, which tours venues across the world to millions of visitors, helping to ensure that biodiversity and sustainability remain at the forefront of public awareness.