Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition is coming to Wolverhampton Art Gallery tomorrow

Tomorrow marks the beginning of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition at the Wolverhampton Art Gallery on Lichfield Street.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition is coming to Wolverhampton Art Gallery tomorrow

Reflection in black by Petr Bambousek from the Czech Republic

It is 51st year there were 40,000 submissions, from amateur and professional photographers, and 100 submissions have been chosen to make up the exhibition.

The competition, developed and produced by a team from the Natural History Museum in London, is an opportunity to showcase the world's best nature and wildlife photography.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2016
Natural frame by Morkel Erasmus from South Africa

Find out how the final selection is chosen in this video from the Natural History Museum:

Having been found in 1964 it is one of the oldest photography event of it's kind and held by regard in the photography community.

75 of the final 100 will be on display in Wolverhampton until September 18.

Marguerite Nugent, manager for arts and culture, said: 

“The Natural History Museum’s Wildlife Photography of the Year exhibition is full of incredible photographs that will act as an inspiration for the city’s photographers.”

The national exhibition is visiting the city as part of a worldwide tour and it boasts more than 75 of the 100 stunning images that form the full collection.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2016
Turtle Flight by David Doubilet from the United States

Councillor John Reynolds, City of Wolverhampton Council cabinet member for City Economy, said: “It is a great honour for the art gallery to be hosting this world famous exhibition.

“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 for more than 50 years.

“I would urge anyone to go and enjoy these incredible pictures from across the globe.

“The exhibition coincides with the school holidays and I have no doubts the kids will be wowed by these images.”

Founded in 1964, it is one of the longest and most prestigious photography competitions in the world.

Prices are £4 for adults, £2 for children and family tickets for two adults and two children cost £10.

A competition has been launched asking for submissions for a Wolverhampton Wildlife Photography competition, for more information click here

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