Saturday, January 12, 2013

2012 Wildlife Photographer of the Year at the Royal BC Museum #WPY2012 #yyj @RoyalBCMuseum


New Flock of Wildlife Winners
opening at the Royal BC Museum

Victoria, BC – The world-renowned all-new exhibition of winning images from #WPY2012 - 2012’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition – including the work of four Canadians – will open to the public on Nov. 30 at the Royal BC Museum. This is their first stop after being on display in London.

With 100 huge backlit images by photographers from Estonia to Taiwan, this year’s contest winners were again chosen from more than 48,000 entries from 98 countries.

The exhibition includes:

- Overall winner of ‘Wildlife Photographer of the Year’, an underwater shot of penguins in Antarctica, taken by Canadian Paul Nicklen of Nanoose Bay, Vancouver Island.

- Nicklen’s specially commended image of BC’s Kermode bear, named in 1905 after one of the Royal BC Museum’s earliest curators, Francis Kermode.

- Humorous images, like the raven on a ‘bad hair day’ taken by Canadian John Marriott.

- Photojournalism portfolios and impactful images that range from storks eating from garbage dumps to the brutal and illegal harvest of rhino horn.

- Images by young photographers from ages 10 to 17, in three age categories.


About the Royal BC Museum

As the provincial museum and archives, the Royal BC Museum preserves and shares the stories of British Columbia – on-site, off-site and online – through its research, collections, exhibitions, publications and educational programs.

For more information about the Royal BC Museum, visit http://www.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/ or call 1-888-447-7977.
 
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