Last chance to explore the 2021 Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition in Bristol

Last chance to explore the 2021 Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition in Bristol

Posted on: 03 May 2022

There's just one month left to explore another stunning collection of images from the natural world.

 

The Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition is entering its final few weeks on show at Bristol's M Shed, featuring more than a hundred powerful photographs telling the story of a natural world under pressure.

 

The 2021 collection spans everything from curious underwater species to majestic soaring birds, spectacular predators and much more.

 

Having opened in November, the exhibition is set to close on Sunday 5 June, and is certainly not one to miss - find out more and book your visit via the M Shed website.

Storm Fox by Jonny Armstrong, featured in the 2021 Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition. Storm Fox by Jonny Armstrong, featured in the 2021 Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition. 

 

Now in its 57th year, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition uses the unique power of photography to tell stories, spark conversation and inspire curiosity in the natural world.

 

The 2021 competition attracted more than 49,000 entries from around the world - a huge rise from the 361 entrants in its maiden year, 1965.

 

Images are selected for the exhibition by a panel of international experts, and winning entries are recognised for their creativity, originality and technical excellence.

The Great Swim by Buddhilini de Soyza, also included in this year's showcase.The Great Swim by Buddhilini de Soyza, also included in this year's showcase.

 

Having been showcasing the world's most astonishing natural photography for more than fifty years, the Wildlife Photography of the Year exhibition offers visitors the rare chance to get up close and personal with a huge selection of animals.

 

This year’s winning image, ‘Creation’, was taken by Laurent Ballesta of France and captures the occasional spectacle of camouflage groupers leaving a mating frenzy that takes place once a year under a full moon.

 

Tickets for the 2021 collection are priced at £7 for adults and £5 for concessions, with under-16s passes available free of charge and a 50% discount on offer for students and attendees aged 16-24. 

 

Head to the M Shed website to find out more and secure your tickets for the final weeks of the exhibition.

 

Main Image: Laurent Ballesta


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Article by:

Matt Robson

 

Editor - 365Bristol.com & LOUD Magazine
 

Matt is a Journalism graduate and writer, passionate about supporting Bristol music, art and independent business. Get in touch via email at matt@365bristol.com.