On loan from London’s Natural History Museum, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition has arrived at the Australian National Maritime Museum in Darling Harbour, Sydney. The exhibition is on show now until the end of October this year.
The exhibition showcases the best images from the 56th edition of the International competition, which were chosen from more than 49,000 entries from across 86 countries around the world.
Chair of the judging panel, Roz Kidman Cox, said, “The diversity of subjects and styles this year is memorable, with more than 25 different nationalities represented. But what especially stands out are the images from the young photographers – the next generation of image-makers passionate about the natural world.”
Designed to tell important and surprising stories about our relationship with the natural world, this year’s exhibition features themed panels, which have been curated with the help of expert scientists.
Kevin Sumption, Director and CEO of the Australian National Maritime Museum said, “The annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition held wide appeal across all ages, due to its rich material and strong environmental message.”
“The popularity of the exhibition has grown each year at the museum, not only because of its stunning imagery, but because visitors share our commitment and interest in environmental issues, particularly ocean health.”
“With 2021 marking the start of the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development we must concentrate our efforts to promote our natural environment.”