Internationally-celebrated Wildlife Photographer of the Year tour makes Peterborough debut

Carlos Perez Naval, To drink or not

Carlos Perez Naval, To drink or not - Credit: Archant

The 51st Wildlife Photographer of the Year tour is coming to Queensgate Shopping Centre - the first time the prestigious exhibition has been to Peterborough.

Zsolt Kudich, Great egret awakening

Zsolt Kudich, Great egret awakening - Credit: Archant

The world-renowned exhibition, on loan from the Natural History Museum in London, is free for the public to enjoy.

Featuring 100 awe-inspiring images, from fascinating animal behaviour to breath-taking wild landscapes, it is expected to attract visitors to Peterborough city centre from far and wide.

Launched in 1965 and attracting 361 entries, today the competition receives over 42,000 entries from 96 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 across six continents.

Morkel Erasmus, Natural frame

Morkel Erasmus, Natural frame - Credit: Archant

Mark Broadhead, centre director of Queensgate Shopping Centre, said: “The exhibition brings together stunning imagery captured by photographers from across the globe and presents them in an inspiring showcase of the very best.

“The Wildlife Photographer of the Year is completely free for the public to enjoy throughout the summer and I welcome people of all ages to enjoy this once in a lifetime experience.”

Jan English, head of touring exhibitions for Natural History Museum, said: “Wildlife Photographer of the Year celebrates the very best nature photography, and it is consistently one of our most successful touring exhibitions, enjoyed by millions every year.

Rosamund Macfarlane, Snow hare

Rosamund Macfarlane, Snow hare - Credit: Archant

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“These images tell thought-provoking stories about our planet that prompt us all to think differently about the natural world and the future we want to create.”

It runs in Queensgate’s Central Square until August 16; Monday - Wednesday 9am – 5.30pm, Thursday and Friday 9am - 8pm, Saturday 9am – 6pm and

Sunday 10:30am – 4:30pm.

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