The Natural History Museum’s 51st Wildlife Photographer of the Year (WPY) has reached Cape Town, and it includes the works of several South Africans among the winners. The opening was attended by the HRH Prince Harry during his visit to South Africa.
The WPY says it champions ethical photography, where images are chosen for their artistic composition, technical innovation and truthful interpretation of the natural world. The categories include mammals, amphibians and reptiles, invertebrates, plants, under water, land, from the sky, urban, details.
Prince Harry attended the opening at the Chavonnes Battery in the V&A Waterfront where he met a young South African, Juan van den Heever of Cape Town, who was a finalist in the 15-17 year old awards for his photograph ‘The Battle of the bee-eater’s’.
The exhibition at the V&A Waterfront is on until April 2016. Entries for the 2016 competition open on 4 January 2016.