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British Wildlife Photography Awards 2011 - Horniman Museum

Exhibition preview

AN EXHIBITION of the winning images from the British Wildlife Photography Awards 2011 will be on display at the Horniman Museum from September 29, 2012 to February 24, 2013.

From a jelly fish photographed in the icy waters off Scotland, to a brown hare’s early morning adventure in Norfolk, to a grey seal swimming off the coast of Devon, this exhibition demonstrates the rich diversity of wildlife living in Britain today.

Established in 2009 to recognise the talents of both amateur and professional wildlife photographers practising in Britain, the British Wildlife Photography Awards now has a reputation as one of this country’s most prestigious photographic competitions.

As well as highlighting the wealth and diversity of Britain’s natural history, the competition underlines the growing awareness of the need to protect our local environment.

The competition is unique in that all images must be taken of British wildlife in their natural habitats.

The photographs selected for this exhibition at the Horniman feature the highlights from the 2011 Awards, including the overall winner, Jellyfish in the Blue Sea of Sula Sgier by Richard Shucksmith taken at Sula Sgeir, a small island north of Lewis, and the winning shot in the Portraits category of a Fallow Deer from Richmond Park taken by London based professional photographer, Mark Smith.

The image shown, Red Fox Yawning After His Afternoon Nap, was taken by Oliver Wilks (age 16), winner of the 12 – 18 Years Category in the Young British Wildlife Photographers section.

Admission: Free.

Horniman Museum, 100 London Road, Forest Hill, London, SE23 3PQ

Tel: 020 8699 1872

Website: www.horniman.ac.uk/