Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Due to popular demand the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition is back at the Natural History Museum until April 2016. It is now in its 51st year with more than 100 of the best nature photographs exhibited on backlit panels. The photographs cross varying categories from which the winner and runners up are displayed with entrants spanning across all ages. One of the things that impressed us the most was that the youngest was only 11 years old. While it could be said that most 11 year olds are distracted with modern day technology, it was incredible to see the detail, thought and commitment that must have gone into the production and set up of these photographs. The exhibition from start to finish was breath taking, with some mind blowing shots. This print in particular really stood out against the rest for its freethinking and original approach. The photographer made a hole in an oil painting and placed it in front of a barn window in Spain awaiting swallows to nest. After a long wait and 300 shots later the perfect image was captured.
This is definitely an exhibition not to be missed. As the museum shuts at 6pm on a weekday it can get busy over the weekend, but if you missed it over the summer then this is your chance to explore a worldwide tour through some incredible photography.