For the last three years, I have visited the Natural History Museum in London to see the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition. This year I only need to make the short trip from Southsea to Southampton’s SeaCity Museum.
The world-renowned exhibition will open at the SeaCity Museum from Friday 30th June and will featuring 100 awe-inspiring images, from fascinating animal behaviour to breath-taking wild landscapes.
If you are not aware of the annual show is one of, if not the most prestigious photography event of its kind. It provides a global platform to professional and amateur photographers of all ages to share their images and help provide an insight into the behaviours of the diverse species that we share this planet with.
Launching in 1965 and attracting 361 entries, today the competition receives almost 50,000 entries from 96 countries highlighting its enduring appeal. This year’s 100 award-winning images will embark on an international tour that allows them to be seen by millions of people across six continents.
The museum can be found in Southampton’s Civic Centre, with the entrance opposite the BBC Solent building on Havelock Road. The exhibition will be on until September 24th but my advice will be to get down there as soon as you can as this an exhibition not to be missed.