From intimate portraits to wild landscapes. Internationally-acclaimed exhibition Wildlife Photographer of the Year returns to the museum on 7 March 2019.

On loan from the Natural History Museum in London, these 100 extraordinary images celebrate the diversity of the natural world, from intimate animal portraits to astonishing wild landscapes.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year is the most prestigious photography event of its kind, running for more than 50 years. It has a pivotal role in providing a global platform to showcase the natural world’s most powerful and challenging imagery.

Chosen from more than 50,000 international entries.
Winning images are selected for their creativity, originality and technical excellence. Launching in 1965 and attracting 361 entries, the competition today receives almost 50,000 entries from 92 countries. The 100 award-winning images selected embark on an international tour allowing them to be seen by millions of people.

2019's exhibition features four Australian finalists:
* Georgina Steytler, Winner, Behaviour: Invertebrates, 2018
* Justin Gilligan, Highly commended, Behaviour: Invertebrates, 2018
* Robert Irwin, Highly commended, 11–14 Years Old, 2018
* David Gallan, Highly commended, Animals In Their Environment, 2018

About this event:

The competition was launched in 1965 and now receives over 42,000 entries from 96 countries highlighting its enduring appeal. There are 21 categories for both adults and younger photographers exploring the world’s natural environment.

On display until the 25th August, 2019

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See full event information: Australian National Maritime Museum