Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014 preview

Posted on September 16, 2014

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Four of the winning images from the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014 exhibition have been released. They are among 100 showing at London’s Natural History Museum from 24 October 2014 to 30 August 2015.

Yes, it is Wildlife Photographer of the Year time again and there is a chance for lucky fans to snap up an exclusive. On 22 October visitors to the Natural History Museum exhibition can enjoy a masterclass from renowned photographer Frans Lanting, an exclusive preview of the competition entries and a Champagne reception. To book a ticket go to www.nhm.ac.uk/wpy.

Last year’s event was the first time the competition travelled to Newcastle’s Centre For Life – click on the link to see the technical mastery of 2013’s photographs. This is the 50th edition of WPotY, but don’t worry about missing it if you do not have the time or money to travel to its spiritual home at the NHM, because the exhibition will be coming back to the Centre For Life from 10 January – 19 April 2015.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year is a global photography competition that showcases the natural world and its most incredible sights. When it launched in 1965 there were only 361 entries, dwarfed by the 42,000 received from 96 countries this year. The 100 award-winning images from the 2014 competition will be part of an international tour spanning six continents, enabling them to be seen by millions. The four at the top of the page are simply an insight into the quality of photography on display and the dedication of wildlife photographers in seeking out natural phenomena and capturing these fleeting moments from the planet’s incredible diversity of life.

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