Stunning images will be unveiled in Cape Town on 1 December 2015 at the 51st Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition.
The world-renowned exhibition, on loan from the Natural History Museum in London, will open in Cape Town at the Chavonnes Battery Museum, Clocktower, V&A Waterfront on 1st December 2015, featuring over 100 awe-inspiring images, from fascinating animal behaviour to breath-taking wild landscapes. The exhibition will be in Cape Town until 15 April and from there it will move onto Johannesburg and Durban later in 2016.
Showcasing the natural world’s most astonishing and challenging sights
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. Launching in the UK in 1965 and attracting then 361 entries, today the competition receives over 42,000 entries from 96 countries highlighting its enduring appeal. This year there are 13 images by South African Finalists and Winners for the various categories featured.
Bringing this inspirational exhibition of the best wildlife photos in the world to South Africa
Event organizer Sophie Dandridge says: “We are so proud to bring this inspirational exhibition of the best wildlife photos in the world to South Africa for the 8th year running! It is an incredibly important medium for every age group to be able to experience and engage with our planet’s beautiful environment and conservation issues in such a visual way – especially in the heart of a city.”
South African itinerary
This year’s award-winning images embark on an international tour, including South Africa’s Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban, that allows them to be seen by millions of people across six continents. Every year, the exhibition will return to South Africa with the most
recent winners of the past year’s competition. Categories within the exhibition include the Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year Award, with incredible wildlife images taken by children in 3 categories: 10 years and under, 11-14 yrs old and 15-17 yrs old.
Other categories include: Mammals, Plants, Birds, Under Water, Black And White, Rising Star Portfolio Award, Wildlife Photojournalist Award (Story and Single Image), Impressions, Details, Urban, From The Sky, Land, Wildlife Photographer Of The Year Portfolio Award, Time-lapse Award.
Meet the photographers
On certain Wednesday evenings from 6pm-8pm, branded ‘Wildlife Wednesdays’, the exhibition will host a wildlife photographer presenting their work and inspiring an audience with their stories and photographs from the field.
Don’t miss out – get your tickets on line
Entry by ticket only. Tickets available at Webtickets.co.za www.webtickets.co.za
Johannesburg and Durban dates and venue to be announced shortly.
Caption to introductory photograph: The Shark Surfer Photograph by Thomas P Peschak/www.thomaspeschak.com. Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015