The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County presents the “Wildlife Photographer of the Year,” an exhibition on loan from the Natural History Museum in London and on view Aug. 19 to Jan. 6.
Making its West Coast debut, the exhibition celebrates 99 award-winning photographs illustrating the beauty and drama of the natural world, from tiny insects to massive mammals. Launched in 1965 and attracting 361 entries, today the competition receives almost 50,000 entries from both professional and amateur photographers from 92 countries highlighting its enduring appeal.
“Wildlife Photographer of the Year” touring images range from a swarm of monarch butterflies covering the trees in Mexico to a lobster larva holding onto the shell of a glowing jellyfish in Tahiti, or a pack of lions attacking a giraffe in South Africa to a school of sperm whales in Sri Lanka, and are submitted by photographers from all over the world including China, Spain, Colombia, Australia, the United States and the United Kingdom.
Winning images selected for their creativity, originality and technical excellence reflect the expansive and diverse wildlife that cohabitate the planet while helping to promote sustainability and the conservation of the natural world.
Tickets for “Wildlife Photographer of the Year” are $6 for adults and $3 for children. Groups of 10 or more people receive discounted rates on museum admission. Tickets to the exhibition are free for NHMLA members.
NHMLA is located at 900 Exhibition Blvd. For information and tickets, visit nhm.org.
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