Wildlife Photographer of the Year to stop at Plymouth

An international exhibit of the best in nature photography is all set to feature at the Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery from March 28 to May 30. The Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest, launched in the year 1965, is now in its fiftieth year and has got 42000 entries from ninety six different nations.

100 winning photos from the most recent contest have been showcased at the Natural History Museum, London, since late 2014 as well as Plymouth has been selected as one of 10 British places to arrange the exhibit on it their world tour. Peter Smith, the Deputy Council Leader, told that they are very happy to be included on the tour and hope people would make the most of this scope to see some of the world’s best wildlife photography while it is on display in Plymouth.

Mark Tosdevin, Museums manager, said that the Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest is the leading event of its kind for nature photographers and it is really grown in stature over the years. The resulting exhibit attracts millions and millions of visitors throughout the world and offers inspiring images which highlight the diversity and variety of the natural world.

Museum and Art Gallery would arrange a series of programs while the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibit is on showcase. They include family activities, photography workshops and a gallery tour. Visitors could also see the showcase out of hours when it stays open till 8.30pm on May 15 Friday, for ‘Museums at Night 2015’.

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