27th September 2012

Photographic talent celebrated at Kendal Museum

The prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year is to run it's exhibition once again at Kendal Museum to celebrate 46 years of the competition, where the talents of photographers from all over the world are on display. The amazing collection of pictures featuring landscapes, plants and animals is expected to attract hundreds of visitors to the Lake District.

The fascinating exhibition features photographs included in the 2011 competition and will be running until 17th November. Visitors will be treated to a host of amazing photographs from both professionals and amateurs in what is now a most highly regarded and prestigious photographic event worldwide. 2012 is the 46th anniversary year of the competition which has been sponsored by Veolia Environment since 2009. Photographs on display come in a series of different categories and cover a wide range of topics. Mammals, birds, plants and our underwater world are represented as well as a series of stunning landscapes. The captivating images bring to life the breathtaking beauty of our natural world and attract hundreds of visitors from all over the world. Budding young talent is also celebrated with a special category for entrants of 17 years and under, where it is hoped that some of the future winners will be nurtured.

Curator of the museum Morag Clement commented that the museum was very excited about the exhibitions return as it is a very popular event which attracts many visitors from the photography world.

In recognition of the importance of this special exhibition, Kendal Museum will be open six days a week during the exhibition, from 10.30am-5pm.