We made the most of the last summer bank holiday by doing fun sister things! I love the excuse to catch up with the sisters and most catch ups recently have involved around the house so this time we headed to London for a fun day out instead. After much discussion we decided on a trip to the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition at the Natural History Museum.
It was simply amazing and I’m so glad we made it there. I could have stood for hours looking at the stunning pictures. I’m in awe of the skilled photographers. To be able to take such beautiful pictures is impressive and something to be so very proud of. The exhibition is divided into different categories, everything from young photographer, with runners up as young as 9(!), to timelapse, plants and fungi and the earth’s environment. It’s not just about the animals!
You can see a whole host of the gorgeous pictures we saw over on the Wildlife Photographer of the Year website but I thought I’d share a couple of my favourites here.
The photo that won the mammals category is just amazing (see it here). The colours and composition are just stunning and I love that the animal chosen wasn’t a primate or exotic animal from some far flung place, it’s a common mouse! Also stunning is this beautiful gold and white image of a golden birch tree, I really should have bought a postcard or poster of it for my wall. Its just beautiful. My final favourite is Leon Bohlmann’s early lake picture (here) with the low flying birds is also spectacular. I just can’t even begin to comprehend how someone younger than 10 goes about creating such a magnificent shot. It really is astounding. Yet again this is a piece I wish I could have on my wall.
Tell me, have you ever been to the exhibition? And if not, are you tempted? I definitely recommend you get tickets for the 2015 exhibition later this year.
p.s. I didn’t want to put my favourite photos from the exhibit on here. It just seemed wrong. So insteads I have linked to them on the official site above.