17 APR – 18 JUL 2020  |  ART GALLERY  |  DONATION

The world-renowned Wildlife Photographer of the Year comes to Palmerston North from the Natural History Museum in London. It 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 more than 50 years.

Using photography’s unique emotive power to engage and inspire audiences, the images provide an annual snapshot of the ‘state of the global environment’ and the diversity of life in all corners of the Earth, facing the challenges of an uncertain future.

A tiger on a clifftop at night
A bear catches a fish from a river
A puffin flies with its beak full of krill
A monkey in a tree gazes calmly at the camera
Two possums stare out from under a roof

The Natural History Museum is the most visited natural history museum in Europe. It’s also a world-leading science research centre, with a vision of a future in which both people and planet thrive. The Museum uses its global reach and influence to meet its mission to create advocates for the planet; its goal is to inform, inspire and empower everyone to make a difference for nature. Its position allows it to be a champion for balancing humanity’s needs with those of the natural world.

A green frog sits on its eggs against a green background

This competition has an outstanding reputation in attracting the world’s very best photographers, naturalists and young photographers. There has never been a more vital time for audiences to re-engage with the natural world, and what better way than this inspiring and provocative exhibition. We hope that this year’s exhibition will provide an opportunity for audiences to pause, reflect and ignite a passion of advocating for the natural world.

– Dr Tim Littlewood, Executive Director of Science, Natural History Museum

A fish hiding in a jellyfish

How would you like to test your own photography skills? The Manawatū Camera Club is holding its own wildlife photography competition in parallel with the exhibition, open to all amateur photographers living in Manawatū.

To find out more and submit your own entry, click here