42,000 entries. 96 countries. 100 awe-inspiring images.
Wrestling komodo dragons, ethereal egrets and thirsty squirrels are among the creatures captured on camera by this year’s finalists of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition, showing only in Sydney at the Australian National Maritime Museum for the first time.
On loan from the Natural History Museum in London, this world-renowned exhibition showcases 100 awe-inspiring photographs, taken from beneath the freezing Antarctic ice to the shimmering heat of Okaukuejo Camp in Namibia.
Judged by a panel of industry-recognised professionals, images were taken by some of the world’s best nature photographers and selected for their creativity, artistry and technical complexity.
The international tour spans six continents and allows the images to be seen by millions of people.
The competition was launched in 1965 and now receives over 42,000 entries from 96 countries highlighting its enduring appeal.