Wildlife Photographer of the Year returns to Geelong

December 22, 2021 BY

THE world-renowned exhibition, on loan from the Natural History Museum London is open at the National Wool Museum, Geelong until 15 May.

The exhibition features exceptional images which capture fascinating animal behaviour, spectacular species and the breath-taking diversity of the natural world.

Using photography’s unique emotive power to engage and inspire audiences, the images shine a light on stories and species around the world and encourage a future of advocating for the planet.

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 1965 and attracting 361 entries, today the competition receives over 50,000 entries from all over the world, highlighting its enduring appeal.

Lynx on the threshold by Sergio Marijuán of Spain received a highly commended in the Urban Wildlife section.

This year’s award-winning images will embark on an international tour that will allow them to be seen by over a million people.

“The National Wool Museum is once again, Victoria’s only hosting venue for the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year,” said Padraic Fisher, director at the National Wool Museum.

“This is an exciting year, with exceptional images with no less than seven Australia photographers recognised amongst the elite entries.

“This is a truly outstanding achievement and demonstrates the strength and calibre of nature photography in Australia.”

Wildlife Photographer of the Year forms part of the National Wool Museum’s commitment to sharing the stories of our environment and the world around us.

Raising awareness of conservation and environmental impacts, both locally and from around the world, is echoed throughout the Museum.

The National Wool Museum is open daily 10am-3pm over the school holidays, closing only for Christmas and Boxing Day.

Visit nwm.vic.gov.au to find out about our fun children’s activities and to book tickets for the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition.

The National Wool Museum is located at 26 Moorabool Street, Geelong. Entry Fees apply.