2014 Wildlife Photographer of the Year
SPECIAL FREE PREVIEW
FRIDAY MARCH 20
ADMISSION IS FREE FOR ALL!
The Museum of Tropical Queensland is hosting a watchful cheetah, an eerie bat and migrating cranes as part of 100 award-winning images in the 2014 Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition opening on Saturday 21 March.
Now in its 50th year, Wildlife Photographer of the Year is the most prestigious photography event of its kind, providing a global platform that showcases the diversity and wonder of the natural world.
The photographs exhibited in Wildlife Photographer of the Year are increasingly important for the way they highlight current environmental issues such as animal extinctions and destruction of natural habitats.
While the ongoing public concern about the sustainability of our own Great Barrier Reef is no doubt increasing people’s interest in conserving natural areas, this exhibition gives visitors the opportunity to see stunning wildlife and landscapes from around the world.
The prize of Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014 was awarded to American photographer, Michael ‘Nick’ Nichols for his serene black-and-white image of lions resting with their cubs in Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park.
Eight year old Carlos Perez Naval was awarded Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014 for his image of a scorpion soaking up the sun near his hometown in Spain.
The exhibition premiered at the Natural History Museum in London in October 2014 before embarking on an international tour across six continents.
Wildlife Photographer of the Year is co-owned by the Natural History Museum and BBC Worldwide.
Image: DETAIL © Javier Aznar González de Rueda (Spain), Night Stalker