Friday, 10 December 2010

Wildlife Photographer of the Year, 2010 on show at the Australian Museum

Wildlife Photographer of the Year, 2010 on show at the Australian Museum

November 11, 2010:  Direct from London's Natural History Museum, a showcase of 118 of the best images from the 2010 Wildlife Phootographer of the Year Award will be on exhibit at the Australian Museum from 4 December 2010 until 13 March 2011.

Four Australians are amongst the line-up of Highly Commended photographers including Kah Kit Yoong who was awarded Runner Up in the Creative Visions of Nature category for a stirring image of an Australian Southern Swell.
A popular element to the Wildlife of the Photographer of the Year exhibition is the family-friendly ‘My Photo Studio' - an interactive studio where you can get focused and get a new perspective from the lens of your own camera. Visitors of all ages are encouraged to bring their camera for the chance to zoom in on Museum specimens and receive photography tips and tricks from the Museum's in-house experts - including using manual controls for better photos, controlling light and shadow, how to use low shutter speeds and shooting through glass.

Come along for your chance to win a trip to Christmas Island where you can put your photography tips into practice capturing the island's spectacular flora and fauna and even the annual crab migration. This prize is courtesy of Christmas Island Tourism Association.

For more information on opening hours and admission charges

Audience Type:
Event Type:
Special exhibition
4 December 2010
13 March 2011
Level G, Special Exhibition Space
See some of the world’s most spectacular wildlife and nature. From frolicking pelicans to oxen braced for a blizzard, through to signs of first snow on treetops and birds in flight, these photographic images offer an extraordinary insight into the beauty, drama and diversity of the natural world.
With thousands of competition entries from around the world by talented amateur and professional photographers, this is a unique opportunity to experience over 100 candid photographs highlighting nature’s precious wildlife.
Take your virtual journey into the wilderness today – only at the Australian Museum!
Photography categories include:

- Eric Hosking Award
- In Praise of Plants
- One Earth
- Nature in Black and White
- Animals in Their Environment
- Wild Places
- Behaviour: Birds
- Behaviour: Mammals
- Behaviour: All other animals
- The Underwater World
- Animal Portraits
- Urban Wildlife
- Creative Visions of Nature
- Gerald Durrell Award for Endangered Wildlife
- Wildlife Photojournalist of the Year Award
- 10 years and under
- 11-14 years
- 15-17 years

My Photo Studio

Bring your own camera into the Australian Museum and take shots like pro in this fully equipped interactive studio space:
• Photograph live spiders, snails and insects
• Get up close with micro and macro shots
• Practise your still-life photography on a selection of animal specimens from the Museum’s collections
Sharpen your skills and get more from your camera with My Photo Studio.
Discover the amazing world that we live in – only at the Australian Museum, Sydney for a limited time.
Don’t forget – BYO camera!

Admission prices

(Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition and My Photo Studio includes general Museum entry):
$17 - Adult
$12 - Concession
$9 - Child (5 to 15 yrs)
$43 - Family (2 adults and 2 children)
$26 - Family (1 adult and 2 children)
$6 - extra child
$3 - Australian Government DVA Gold Cardholders and ‘Blue’ Pensioner Concession Cardholders

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