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Wildlife Photographer Of The Year Exhibition: October 16th

The pandemic may have pressed pause on a lot over the last few months but the world is starting to open up to us all once again - a huge relief to one and all, that’s for sure.

And if you’ve really been missing going to museums and galleries since March, make sure you put October 16th firmly in your calendar. Why? Because that’s when the world-famous Natural History Museum Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition opens and it’s a must-visit for any keen photographers out there.

Back for its 56th year, the first competition entries for 2020 have just been revealed, including pictures of a critically endangered primate and a single tree surrounded by the flames from a forest fire, selected from 50,000 entries from both professionals and amateurs alike.

Roz Kidman Cox, chair of the judging panel, said: “The diversity of subjects and styles this year is memorable, with more than 25 different nationalities represented. But what especially stands out are the images from the young photographers - the next generation of image-makers passionate about the natural world.”

Dr Tim Littlewood, executive director of science at the museum, made further comments, saying that there has never been “a more vital time” for global audiences to re-engage with the world and photography has a “unique ability” to drive conversation.

The Natural History Museum itself opened its doors once again on August 5th, after nearly five months of being shut to the public… the longest period since World War II. So now’s the time to think about making a visit!

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