The World’s Top Wildlife Exhibition comes to Cape Town
The Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition is once again headed our way this December. Licensed in South Africa by NHU Africa and in partnership with the Iziko South African museum, the exhibition will feature 100 of the world’s most amazing wildlife photographs taken by 77 world-class photographers. The images present to the public nature in startling clarity from seldom before seen perspectives.
The exhibition is co-owned by the Natural History Museum of London and BBC Worldwide, and is creme of the crop from tens of thousands of photographic entries submitted from around the world. There are many categories in the exhibition, including overall winner – the Veolia Wildlife Photographer of the Year and Veolia Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year awards. Other highly regarded categories are the Gerald Durrell Award for endangered species and the Wildlife Photojournalist Award, which we can proudly say were both won by South African’s this year.
The Gerald Durrell Award for Endangered Species was won by Kim Wolhuter, for his image of an African Wild dog puppy entitled Dog Days. Kim has been filming African wild dogs in Zimbabwe for the last several years, and his image of a lone puppy on a dried up salt plain captures perfectly the position these animals are now in, being seriously endangered by the loss of their territories, poaching and disease. Brent Stirton also featured in the top ranks as the runner up for the Wildlife Photojournalist of the year award. Stirton tells the story of rhino poaching in South Africa through 6 images, showing from start to finish the process of poaching rhinos for horn sold on Asian markets. The collection, called Deadly Medicineis an important addition to the topic of rhino poaching in African conservation today.
The overall winning images are of superb quality, and work to subtly redefine how we see the natural world, giving us insights into places the human eye has often never gazed. As well as this we are seeing technical advancements in equipment and creative approaches to seeking out new these perspectives that make this year’s exhibition simply exceptional.
The Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition will be showcased from 4 December 2012 – 5 March 2013 at the Iziko South African Museum, 25 Queen Victoria Street, Cape Town (next to the Planetarium). Opening hours are 10h00 – 17h00, seven days a week. Entrance fee is R30 per adult, R20 for students and pensioners, and access for under 18s is free.
To see more images go here http://www.nhm.ac.uk/visit-us/whats-on/temporary-exhibitions/wpy/onlineGallery.do
For more info contact:
NHU Africa on 021 422 0023/ firstname.lastname@example.org