Oct 6, 2010
Sheffield City Council has teamed up with the Natural History Museum to bring Wild Planet, an outdoor photography exhibition, into the city centre. The Moor is the rather unusual location for this free exhibition, featuring 80 of the most spectacular images selected from the Natural History Museum’s Widlife Photographer of the Year Competition. Each year, the best of the entries are showcased at the Natural History Museum in London before touring regionally and internationally. The exhibition was originally planned to feature in Sheffield next year, but has been brought forward.
Dr Michael Dixon, director of the museum, said: “Wild Planet celebrates stunning images from past years of the highly successful annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition, which is an international leader in providing new insights into the natural world. Through Wild Planet, the museum aims to give new audiences the opportunity to be inspired by these dramatic images of nature, and to take individual responsibility to care for the future of our planet.”
Photos range from erupting volcanoes to tussling elephants, or a field of foxgloves.
Roger Davison, Sheffield City Council’s Cabinet Member for Culture, Sport and Tourism, said: “We believe the exhibition will be a must see for all Sheffielders, and will help highlight yet again why Sheffield is the perfect location to hold such a spectacle. To be chosen as the first location in the north of England is an accolade indeed, and I’d urge everyone to go to the Moor and experience Wild Planet for themselves.”
Wild Planet runs from the 6th of October 2010 to the 27th of March 2011. And remember – it’s free!