Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2013

© Douglas Seifert | the pull of a dugong

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© Douglas Seifert | the pull of a dugong

Be astonished by new wildlife photos showing planet’s extraordinary diversity
A dugong surrounded by curious snorkelers, bedraggled lions in the Serengeti, and toads emerging from hibernation are among striking preview images released today from Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2013.

Co-owned by the Natural History Museum and BBC Worldwide, the prestigious competition attracted almost 43,000 entries from 96 countries.

Today’s preview images will join the eagerly anticipated winning images to form the exhibition of 100 awe-inspiring photographs debuting at the Natural History Museum in October.

The acclaimed show celebrates the rich array of life on our planet while highlighting the fragility of nature. It embarks on a UK and international tour after its London premiere.

The Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition is in its 49th year and attracts entries from professionals and amateur photographers alike. Judged by a panel of widely acclaimed industry-recognised professionals, the images are selected for their creativity, artistry and technical complexity.

Solvin Zankl (Germany), Pearls of spring, specially commended, Underwater Worlds
Solvin Zankl (Germany), Pearls of spring, specially commended, Underwater Worlds
Douglas Seifert (USA), The pull of a dugong, commended, The World in our Hands
Douglas Seifert (USA), The pull of a dugong, commended, The World in our Hands
Michael Nichols (USA), National Geographic, Sharing a shower, commended, Animals in their Environment
Michael Nichols (USA), National Geographic, Sharing a shower, commended, Animals in their Environment
Agorastos Papatsanis (Greece), Magic mushrooms, commended, Creative Visions
Agorastos Papatsanis (Greece), Magic mushrooms, commended, Creative Visions

Exhibition information

Dates and times: 18 October 2013 until 23 March 2014, 10.00–17.50 (last admission 17.15)
Visitor enquiries:+44 (0)20 7942 5000
Admission:Adult £12*, child and concession £6*, family (up to two adults and three children) £33*. Free for Members, Patrons and children under four
Nearest tube:South Kensington
Website:www.nhm.ac.uk/wpy
* These are Gift Aid prices and include an optional donation to the Museum.

 

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