The world-renowned exhibition, Wildlife Photographer of the Year 54 is opening at the National Wool Museum on 22 March 2019. On loan from London's Natural History Museum, the exhibition features exceptional images which capture fascinating animal behaviour, spectacular species and the breathtaking diversity of the natural world.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year is the most prestigious photography event of its kind, providing a global platform that has showcased the natural world’s most astonishing and challenging sights for over 50 years.

Launching in 1965 and attracting 361 entries, today the competition receives almost 50,000 entries from over 90 countries highlighting its enduring appeal.

This year’s 100 award-winning images include photographs taken by Australian photographers:

Georgina Steytler (Winner, Behaviour: Invertebrates) category
David Gallan
Justin Gilligan
Wayne Jones and
Robert Irwin (son of “crocodile hunter”, Steve Irwin)

who all received Highly Commended awards.

This event forms part of the Tastes of Central Geelong Festival. Click here to see more food related events happening between 5-28 July.