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Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2019

Direct from London's Natural History Museum, the best nature photographs from the past year are coming to Auckland.
By Sarah Ward
October 21, 2019
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Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2019

Direct from London's Natural History Museum, the best nature photographs from the past year are coming to Auckland.
By Sarah Ward
October 21, 2019
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The wonders of the animal kingdom are coming to Auckland Museum courtesy of a huge exhibition of nature photography. Headed to the venue in 2020, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year showcase comes direct from London's Natural History Museum, which has run the prestigious competition since 1965. Since then, the event has grown into one of the most important photographic events in the world, giving photographers a global platform to share their outstanding work — and giving us regular folk a peek behind the curtain (or lens) of mother nature at work.

Highlighting the astonishing sights that the natural world has to offer, this year's contest attracted nearly 50,000 entries from 92 countries. From that huge number, 100 winning pics were chosen for their creativity, originality and technical excellence, and then tour internationally. The work of New Zealand photographer Cruz Erdmann is included in the showcase. The 14-year-old won the Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year with his underwater snap of a big fin squid illuminating the inky blackness of the ocean. You can see the eye-popping, awe-inducing shot during the exhibition's Auckland stop from Friday, 28 February through until May 2020.

Prepare to rove your eyes over everything from up-close-and-personal shots of gorgeous creatures to astonishing visions of sweeping landscapes. It'll be open every day of the week during its season in the Auaha Atea Nui Special Exhibition Hall. Entry is free with Museum entry.

Images: Emmanuel Rondeau, Valter Bernadeschi, Georgina Steytler, Isak Pretorius, Skye Meaker, Arshdeep Singh and Adrian Bliss, courtesy of Wildlife Photographer of the Year and the Natural History Museum, London.

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