M Shed to host virtual tour of Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition

M Shed to host virtual tour of Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition

Posted on: 06 Jan 2021

Explore a stunning collection of images from the comfort of your own home.


Bristol's M Shed are preparing to host an exclusive virtual tour of the 2020 Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition, as the museum remains closed to the public during lockdown.


The competition's Chair of the Jury - editor, photo-editor and environmental writer Rosamund Kidman-Cox - will guide viewers around the exhibition space, providing insider information on some of this year's top entries.


The event, taking place at 19:00 on Tuesday 19 January, will serve as a follow-up to a similar session in early December, in which Kidman-Cox provided her insight into the jury's selection process as part of an hour-long Q&A.


Tickets are available for free with a suggested donation but must be booked in advance - find out more and secure your place here.



Having edited the BBC Wildlife Magazine for over two decades and authored a range of photography-led books during that time, Rosamund Kidman-Cox has judged on the Wildlife Photographer of the Year panel for nearly 40 years.


Developed and produced by the Natural History Museum in London, the competition uses the unique power of photography to tell stories, spark conversation and inspire curiosity in the natural world.


This year's competition attracted more than 49,000 entries from around the world - a huge rise from the 361 entrants in its maiden year, 1965.


Amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis, the virtual tour is the only way for wildlife photography fans to explore this year's exhibitions, with the M Shed set to remain closed to the public until restrictions are lifted.


As part of this month's virtual event, Kidman-Cox will provide viewers with a unique opportunity to experience breath-taking, fascinating, and at times, controversial images of the natural world from the perspective of a specialist member of the selection panel.


You'll also get the chance to ask your own questions as part of a Q&A session, gaining inside knowledge of the stunning photographs submitted to this year's competition and finding out exactly what makes them worthy of winning the prestigious award.


For more information on the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Virtual Tour, or to book your place, head to the M Shed website.


Main Image: Sergey Gorshkov

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