Wednesday, 22 October 2014

WPY Award '14

The Natural History Museum and BBC Worldwide are celebrating 50 years of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year (WPY) Award. The winner this year is Michael "Nick" Nichols' shot of a pride of lions snoozing in the Serengeti. The photo goes from foreground to horizon without a break, which is technically clever; but why use black-and-white film in this century? For me, the magic of that shot is lost without colour. My favourite is the winner of the Birds category: Bence Máté's eerie Herons in time and space, Lake Csaj, Kiskunság National Park, Hungary, which is so technically advanced he had to create two timing devices for his camera to take the single exposure. The exhibition opens in London on 24 October, entry £12.60 for adults, £6.30 for silver surfers (CLICK). Half price!


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