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Wildlife Photographer of the Year

25 June - 18 September 2005

Please note that this exhibition has now closed

zebra against a vibrant sky

 Zebra at dusk © Peter Lilja (Sweden)

Spectacular close-ups of the natural world were on show during the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition at the Conservation Centre.

From the cute and cuddly to the slippery and slimy, the exhibition included images of mammals, insects, birds and fish from the remote corners of the earth. There was also a stunning section on plantlife, full of vibrant colours and unusual specimens.

giant waterlillies
Giant Amazon waterlillies © Theo Allofs (Germany)

The international competition, organised at the time of this exhibition by BBC Wildlife Magazine and The Natural History Museum, attracts professionals and amateur photographers from all over the world, who go to the most extraordinary lengths for their art. From exploring remote islands to swimming shark-infested waters, they endure extreme conditions and employ a remarkable level of patience to get that all-important shot.

BBC wildlife magazine Natural History Museum