27 July 2012
wildlife photographer of the year exhibition
The most prestigious wildlife photography exhibition stops off at Auckland Museum during its world tour.
The Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition acts as a spotlight on some of our planets rarely seen natural wonders. This year, London’s Natural History Museum and the BBC have curated 108 images from over 40,000 entries by photographers from all over the world, all of which are striking and memorable.
A key component of this world renowned show are the stories behind the photographs. More often than not, the photographers have ended up in some seriously peculiar circumstances whilst attempting to get their winning shot. Photographer Andy Rouse frantically clicked his camera at the precise moment that Akareuuro, a young male mountain gorilla, charged at him in Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda and ‘Polar Power’ was captured by the sheer luck and timing of coming face to face with a polar bear in the icy waters of Canada. There’s also no such thing as too young in this photography competition. 10 year old Hui Yu Kim didn’t think twice about sidling up alongside a Malaysian longhorn beetle, which could easily pass for a robotic Transformer.
On display until 26th August, we suggest you make your way to the Auckland Museum to see these photographs and the stories that go with them.
Auckland War Memorial Museum
The Auckland Domain
(09) 309 0443www.aucklandmuseum.com