Stunning images from the National History Museum’s 53rd Wildlife Photographer of the Year arrives at HMNS


May 11, 2018
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HOUSTON—Now in its fifty-first year, Wildlife Photographer of the Year is the international leader of innovative visual representation in the natural world. This prestigious competition and resulting exhibition, opening at the Houston Museum of Natural Science on Jan. 29, stimulates engagement with the diversity and beauty of the natural world.

On loan from the Natural History Museum in London, this special exhibition features awe-inspiring images, from fascinating animal behavior to breath-taking wild landscapes, which reveal the richness and diversity of life on our planet. Judged by a panel of industry-recognized professionals, the images are selected for their creativity, artistry and technical complexity.

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.

Winning images are selected for their creativity, originality and technical excellence. Launching in 1965 and attracting 361 entries, today the competition receives almost 50,000 entries from 92 countries highlighting its enduring appeal. This year’s 100 award-winning images will embark on an international tour that allows them to be seen by millions of people.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year is developed and produced by the Natural History Museum, London. The exhibition is locally supported by the John P. McGovern Foundation.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year will be on exhibit from January 29 through June 5. The exhibit is free for Museum members and with general admission. For tickets or more information, visit www.hmns.org or call (713) 639-4629.

The Houston Museum of Natural Science—one of the nation’s most heavily attended museums—is a centerpiece of the Houston Museum District. With four floors of permanent exhibit halls, and the Wortham Giant Screen Theatre, Cockrell Butterfly Center, Burke Baker Planetarium, and George Observatory, and as host to world-class and ever-changing touring exhibitions, the Museum has something to delight every age group. With such diverse and extraordinary offerings, a trip to the Houston Museum of Natural Science, located at 5555 Hermann Park Drive in the heart of the Museum District, is always an adventure.

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The Houston Museum of Natural Science

One of the nation's most heavily attended museums-is a centerpiece of the Houston Museum District. With four floors of permanent exhibit halls, and the Wortham Giant Screen Theatre, Cockrell Butterfly Center, Burke Baker Planetarium, and George Observatory, and as host to world-class and ever-changing touring exhibitions, the Museum has something to delight every age group. With such diverse and extraordinary offerings, a trip to the Houston Museum of Natural Science, located at 5555 Hermann Park Drive in the heart of the Museum District, is always an adventure.

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