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Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2011

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2011

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  • Sat 27 Oct ’12, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sun 28 Oct ’12, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Mon 29 Oct ’12, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Tue 30 Oct ’12, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Wed 31 Oct ’12, 9:00am – 5:00pm
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Rotorua Museum, Oruawhata Drive, Government Gardens, Rotorua


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $18.00

Be mesmerised by the sheer beauty, extraordinary drama and astonishing variety of our natural world. The Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition is a prestigious annual photo competition.

The 2011 competition attracted more than 40,000 photographs taken by amateur and professional photographers from 95 countries. The competition seeks to find the best wildlife images that showcase visionary and expressive interpretations of nature.

The Natural History Museum (London), with its partner BBC Wildlife Magazine, has developed the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2011 exhibition. Presenting winning images from the 2011 competition, this exhibition celebrates the richness of our planet and encourages us to appreciate and preserve it. Each picture is accompanied by the story of its creation, sometimes under quite incredible conditions.

In the flick of a tail by David Lloyd from New Zealand was specially commended in the Nature in Black and White category. Lloyd captured this photograph on Kenya’s Masai Mara. When he encountered a giraffe at close quarters and saw a second one on the horizon, he had to wait for something that would inject life into a scene; a tail flick. Lloyd said “I didnt expect that I would have to wait as long as I did. My arms were aching from hand-holding the lens and were at the point of giving up when it finally did so.”

The winning and commended photographs from the competition are also published in a beautiful book entitled Wildlife Photographer of the Year Portfolio 21. This will be on sale at Rotorua Museum for the duration of the exhibition.

Entry is free for locals with relevant ID.

Image Credit:
In the flick of a tail, © David Lloyd (New Zealand) / Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2011.

Dawn Stars, © Kah Kit Yoong (Australia) / Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2011.

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