World-class wildlife exhibition opens

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WILDLIFE photographers from all around the globe will soon be showcasing their work at an exhibition at the Natural History Museum in Tring.

The Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition, which will run from December 3 until January 22, includes more than 100 pictures and will display the work of some of wildlife photography’s leading lights around the world.

The images celebrate the wide variety of the natural world including the award-winning work of Daniel Beltra from Spain who caught a striking picture of eight brown pelicans rescued from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.

Also on show will be the pictures of Mateusz Piesiak from Poland, whose pictures won the award for the 11-14 category.

Museum manager Paul Kitching said: “This is one of our most popular exhibitions at Tring and I’m so pleased our visitors will catch the first glimpse of these fantastic images from the touring exhibition.

“Both of this year’s overall winning images beautifully portray birds, which is of special interest here to the research and collections at Tring.’

Admission is free and the museum is open Monday to Saturday, 10am until 5pm and on Sundays from 2pm until 5pm.