Gallery Oldham’s latest exhibition features some of the most outstanding wildlife shots taken in the last decade. On Saturday 28 May the spectacular touring exhibition ‘10 Years of the British Wildlife Photography Awards’ opens to the public. To mark this special anniversary this retrospective will include all the overall winners for the first time, along with a selection of images including category winners.
Image: Coast and Marine Highly Commended (2018) Kirsty Andrews, Ta Da! (Grey seal, Halichoerus grypus)
The competition has captured the imagination of photographers from all over the UK, who collectively have created a unique legacy showcasing British wildlife at its very best and inspired millions with some of the most outstanding wildlife photography in the world.
The awards were created to celebrate the talents of both amateur and professional photographers, while simultaneously highlighting the great wealth and diversity of British natural history, raising awareness about biodiversity, species and habitats, encouraging all ages to discover, explore and help conserve our natural heritage.
Sayyed Osman, Deputy Leader of Oldham Council, said: “I’m delighted Gallery Oldham is hosting such a prestigious exhibition.
“There are some stunning photos on show I’d urge everyone to go along and have a look.”
Image left: Coast and Marine Highly Commended (2017) – Alex Mustard, Beneath the Kelp Forest (European lobster, Homarus gammarus)
Image Right: Animal Portraits (2011) – Mark Sisson, Mute Swan Cygnet in Canal (Cygnus olor)
Miranda Krestovnikoff, President of the RPSB: “We are lucky to have some of the most talented wildlife photographers in the world here in the UK. As well as showcasing their own work, their photographs highlight the natural history we are blessed with and bring it to the attention of the nation”.
The exhibition runs until Saturday 3 September.
The exhibition is also featuring as part of the Manchester Histories Festival, download the brochure at: https://manchesterhistories.co.uk/our-festival/manchester-histories-festival-2022/
Want to find out more? Don’t miss our free talk with Natural History Curator Patricia Francis linked to climate change on Saturday 11 June, 11am -12 noon. There is no need to book, just drop-in.