Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition proves successful

People are going wild for a stunning light-box exhibition at Wolverhampton Art Gallery.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition proves successful

Young and old enjoy the exhibition

The Natural History Museum’s touring Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibit is leaving visitors bedazzled in its ultra-modern lightbox format. In its first week of opening the response from visitors has been exceptional. 

Spokesman Jonn Penney said: “Few visitors will have imagined the display could evoke such an emotional response but so engaging are the stories within that it is almost impossible not to be moved by them.”

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The blockbuster show won critical acclaim when it first opened in London, attracting thousands of visitors. It opened in Wolverhampton on Saturday, July 23, when the gallery took a walk on the wild side, hosting a family day to mark the opening – and the show runs until September 18.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year is the most prestigious photography event of its kind, providing a global platform that showcases the natural world’s most astonishing and challenging sights. This is the first time the Lichfield Street gallery has hosted the exhibition.

The competition again received more than 40,000 submissions from amateur and professional photographers from more than 95 countries, all of whom were competing for the title. Every year, the best images submitted are selected to for the exhibition, which tours venues across the world to millions of visitors, helping ensure biodiversity and sustainability remain at the forefront of public awareness.

Mark Blackstock, Wolverhampton’s head of visitor economy, said: “This is a blockbuster show that will be seen by millions of people across six continents. We are delighted to welcome it to Wolverhampton for the first time. I have no doubt it will attract many visitors and I would urge people to make sure they book tickets so as not to miss out.”

Tickets cost £4 adults and £2 children and concessions. A family ticket of two adults and two children is £10. Advance tickets are available here

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