Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015/2016 exhibition
100 awe inspiring images of Finalist and Winners selected from 42 000 entries on show until 15th April 2016. Open 7 days a week from 9 am to 8 pm. Last entry at 7 pm.
The world-renowned exhibition, on loan from the Natural History Museum in London, on show at the Chavonnes Battery Museum, Clocktower, V&A Waterfront, featuring over 100 awe-inspiring images, from fascinating animal behaviour to breath-taking wild landscapes.
Wildlife Photographer of the Year is the most prestigious photography event of its kind, providing a global platform that showcases the natural world’s most astonishing and challenging sights for over 50 years.
Launching in the UK in 1965 and attracting then 361 entries, today the competition receives over 42,000 entries from 96 countries highlighting its enduring appeal. This year there are 12 South African Finalists and Winners for the various categories featured.
This year’s award-winning images embark on an international tour, including South Africa’s Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban, that allows them to be seen by millions of people across six continents. Every year, the exhibition will return to South Africa with the most recent winners of the past years competition.
Categories within the exhibition include the Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year Award, with incredible wildlife images taken by children in 3 categories: 10 years and under, 11-14 yrs old and 15-17yrs old.
Other categories include:
Mammals, Plants, Birds, Under Water, Black And White, Rising Star Portfolio Award, Wildlife Photojournalist Award (Story and Single Image), Impressions, Details, Urban, From The Sky, Land, Wildlife Photographer Of The Year Portfolio Award, Time-lapse Award.
Every Wednesday evening from 6 pm-8 pm, on ‘Wildlife Wednesdays’, the exhibition will host a wildlife photographer presenting their work and inspiring an audience with their stories and photographs from the field.