he Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition is an international showcase for the very best photography featuring natural subjects. The Shell Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition is owned by the Natural History Museum and BBC Wildlife Magazine, two UK institutions that pride themselves on revealing and championing the diversity of life on Earth. The exhibition, brought to South Africa by NHU AFRICA, is sponsored by Animal Planet.
Wildlife photographers worldwide aspire to be placed in this competition. Each year thousands of entries are received and judged by a specially selected expert panel. Professionals win many of the prizes, but amateurs succeed too. Achieving the perfect picture is down to a mixture of skill, vision, originality, knowledge of nature and luck.
From vivid, colourful landscapes, to intimate portraits of animal behaviour, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition offers an extraordinary insight into the beauty, drama and diversity of the natural world.