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An Eye for Nature


Switzerland’s Etienne Francey captured this image, Harvest Gold.

Venture around the world and home again with a visit to the Royal BC Museum this winter. 

A favourite among animal lovers and photography buffs alike, the Royal BC Museum welcomes the spellbinding Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2013 winners.

Opening November 29 and continuing through April 6, the exhibit from London’s Natural History Museum features 100 large-scale, back-lit photographs chosen from more than 43,000 international entries and 96 countries.

Celebrating the beauty and magnificence of the world in which we live, as well as acting as a stark reminder of the fragility of nature, competition entries come from gifted amateurs, professionals and young photographers.

The photos cover 19 categories, including Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Gerald Durrell Award for Endangered Wildlife, World in Our Hands and the Wildlife Photojournalist of the Year Award.

It’s the third year in a row Victoria has been treated to the travelling exhibit for the 49-year-old competition run by the Natural History Museum, London, and BBC Worldwide.

Each photo includes the photographer’s story, sharing both why and how they captured the perfect shot of our fascinating natural world. Technical detail, including aperture, speed, camera and lens information are also provided, for those interested in technique.

Want to learn more about nature and photography? The Royal BC Museum will feature a full schedule of photography-themed events, activities and presentations through the run of the exhibition.






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