Wildlife Photographer of the Year

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Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Photograph: Michael AW
Under Water category winner 'A Whale of a Mouthful' (image cropped)

This popular annual exhibition from London's National History Museum is berthing in Darling Harbour for winter

The Wildlife Photographer of the Year awards and exhibition showcase not only the best of the natural world, but the patience, ingenuity and talent of the photographers who spend their time embedded within wildlife so that they can get that incredible, revealing shot.

Previously held at the Australian Museum, this year's exhibition, showcasing the best of wildlife photography in 2015, is taking place at the Australian National Maritime Museum.

Wrestling komodo dragons, ethereal egrets and thirsty squirrels are among the creatures captured on camera by this year’s finalists. Judged by a panel of industry-recognised professionals, the images were taken by some of the world’s best nature photographers and selected for their creativity, artistry and technical complexity.

Among the 100 images on show is Australian explorer and conservation photographer  Michael AW's 'Under Water' category winner (pictured): a photograph of a Bryde's whale in the middle of a feeding frenzy, taken off the east coast of South Africa.

Entry is by a Special Exhibition ticket that also grants visitors access into another key exhibition at the Maritime Museum, Ships, Clocks & Stars: The Quest for Longitude, which is on loan for a limited season from the Natural History Museum, London.

 

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