Queensgate Shopping Centre in Peterborough are currently hosting the 51st Wildlife Photographer of the Year tour; the first time the prestigious exhibition has been to Peterborough.
The world-renowned exhibition, on loan from the Natural History Museum in London, is completely FREE for the public to enjoy and open in Queensgate’s Central Square until Tuesday 16 August. Featuring 100 awe-inspiring images, from fascinating animal behaviour to breath-taking wild landscapes; it is expected to attract visitors to Peterborough city centre from far and wide.
Wildlife Photographer of the Year is the most prestigious photography event of its kind, providing a global platform that showcases the natural world’s most astonishing and challenging sights for over 50 years. Launching in 1965 and attracting 361 entries, today the competition receives over 42,000 entries from 96 countries highlighting its enduring appeal. This year’s 100 award-winning images will embark on an international tour that allows them to be seen by millions of people across six continents.
Mark Broadhead, Centre Director at Queensgate Shopping Centre said:
We are extremely excited to welcome one of the world’s most prestigious photography exhibitions to Queensgate and equally excited that it’s a first for Peterborough. The exhibition brings together stunning imagery captured by photographers from across the globe and presents them in an inspiring showcase of the very best.
The Wildlife Photographer of the Year is completely free for the public to enjoy throughout the summer and I welcome people of all ages to enjoy this once in a lifetime experience.
Jan English, Head of Touring Exhibitions, Natural History Museum says;
Wildlife Photographer of the Year celebrates the very best nature photography, and it is consistently one of our most successful touring exhibitions, enjoyed by millions every year. These images tell thought-provoking stories about our planet that prompt us all to think differently about the natural world and the future we want to create.” Jan English, Head of Touring Exhibitions, Natural History Museum.
Opening times are:
Monday-Wednesday: 9am – 5:30pm
Thursday & Friday: 9am – 8pm
Saturday: 9am – 6pm
Sunday: 10:30am – 4:30pm
It’s all going on at Queensgate, Peterborough