The largest wildlife photography competition in the world, Wildlife Photographer of the Year, on loan from the Natural History Museum in London, is opening at the Australian National Maritime Museum on 7 March, with discounted pre-sales opening today.
100 breathtaking photographs have been shortlisted from over 50,000 entries from 92 countries, and celebrate the diversity of the natural world, from intimate animal portraits to astonishing wild landscapes. The competition has grown exponentially from its launch in 1965 which saw 361 entries.
For more than 50 years, Wildlife Photographer of the Year has championed ethical wildlife photography while pushing boundaries of artistic freedom, narrative excellence and technical skill.
2019 will see three Australians in the finals:
Georgina Steytler, Mud-Rolling Mud-Dauber, Winner, Behaviour: Invertebrates, 2019
Justin Gilligan, Dinner for Two, Highly commended, Behaviour: Invertebrates, 2019
Robert Irwin, The Catch, Highly commended, 11-14 Years Old, 2019.
Winning images are selected for their creativity, originality and technical excellence.
Come and see the world through a new lens.
To find out more about Wildlife Photographer of the Year at the Australian National Maritime Museum and to buy tickets, visit https://www.sea.museum/wildlife