An extraordinary collection of the world’s greatest wildlife images is set to go on show at a Teesside museum.
The ‘Wildlife Photographer of the Year’ exhibition will be wowing visitors to Kirkleatham Museum, Redcar, between Saturday, October 1, and Sunday, November 20.
The stunning display, organised by London’s Natural History Museum and the BBC Wildlife Magazine, features more than 100 images.
Staged for the 46th time, the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition saw tens of thousands of entries whittled down by a judging panel which included some of the world’s most respected nature photographers and wildlife experts.
Among the star attractions is the ‘A Marvel of Ants’ image shot by the overall wildlife photographer of the year, Bence Máté of Hungary.
His incredible picture captures the complexity of the behaviour of leaf-cutter ants in the Costa Rican rainforest.
The talents of young wildlife photographer of the year Fergus Gill, of Scotland, are also showcased, with his image of a fieldfare – ‘The Frozen Moment’ – judged the most memorable under-17s entry.
Councillor Sheelagh Clarke, Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure, Tourism and Rural Affairs, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to welcome this inspirational exhibition back to Kirkleatham.
“It has been hugely popular here in previous years and I am sure that this visually-stunning display of images will prove a great attraction for visitors once again.”
The exhibition is open Tuesdays to Sundays, from 10am to 4pm. For further information, contact the museum on 01642 479500.