Wildlife Photographer of the Year set to return to Wolverhampton

The world-renowned Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition is set to return to Wolverhampton Art Gallery next month.

On loan from the Natural History Museum in London, it will open at the Lichfield Street venue on Saturday 22 October.

The winning images will be announced on October 11 at the Natural History Museum.

City of Wolverhampton Council deputy leader Stephen Simkins said: “Wildlife Photographer of the Year is an amazing exhibition that shows us corners of the world that we may never be able to see in our lifetime, whether that be land, sea, or air.

“I am delighted that Wolverhampton has been selected once again to host the touring exhibition alongside the Natural History Museum.

“When the exhibition opens in October I would urge people to come along and enjoy a great day out at Wolverhampton Art Gallery.”

Dr Doug Gurr, director of the Natural History Museum, added: “Captured by some of the best photography talent from around the world, the 100 photographs encourage curiosity, connection and wonder. These inspiring images convey human impact on the natural world in a way that words cannot – from the urgency of declining biodiversity to the inspiring bounce back of a protected species.”

The exhibition will run until Saturday December 24.