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Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2020 exhibition comes to Sydney

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2020
The Embrace by Sergey Gorshkov, Grand Title winner of the 56th Wildlife Photographer of Year awards (Image credit: Sergey Gorshkov, Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2020)

The 56th edition of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition is doing its rounds in Australia. 

On loan from the National History Museum in London – which hosts the prestigious photography awards each year – the exhibition features some of the best images of the 2020 awards. And they're now on display at Sydney's Australian National Maritime Museum.

There were a whopping 49,000 entries submitted for the 56th edition of the Wildlife Photographer of Year Awards and the selected images for the exhibition showcase not only our planet's diversity and fascinating animal behaviour, but also depicts how cruel we humans can be towards animals. 

The selection was made with the help of wildlife experts and the exhibition features themed panels that "reveal important and surprising stories about our relationship with the world in which we live".

Dr Tim Littlewood, a judge and the Executive Director of Science at London's Natural History Museum said, "We hope that this year's exhibition will provide an opportunity for audiences to pause, reflect and ignite a passion of advocating for the natural world."

The exhibition is on now at the Australian National Maritime Museum located in Sydney's Darling Harbour and will be there until October 31, 2021. Please note that this is a ticketed event, and tickets can be booked online via the museum's website (opens in new tab).

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Sharmishta Sarkar
Managing Editor (APAC)

In addition to looking after they day-to-day functioning of Digital Camera World in Australia, Sharmishta is the Managing Editor (APAC) for TechRadar as well, and helps produce two of Future's photography print magazines Down Under. Her passion for photography started when she was wandering the wilds of India studying monkeys (yes, life took a sharp turn somewhere along the way) and is entirely self-taught. That puts her in the unique position of understanding what a beginner or enthusiast is looking for in a camera or lens, and writes to help those like her on their path to developing their skills or finding the best gear. While she experiments with quite a few genres of photography, her main area of interest is nature photography – wildlife, landscapes and macro. She still prefers an optical viewfinder but is utterly fascinated with what mirrorless technology has been able to achieve. 


With an ear to the ground in the Asia-Pacific territory, she is constantly on top of camera news and breaking developments in the Australian region, in addition to sourcing local deals during big retail events like Amazon Prime Day and Black Friday / Cyber Monday. 


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