February 12, 2015

“Wildlife Photographer of the Year” exhibit now at Houston Museum of Natural Science

The Houston Museum of Natural Science is proud to present its newest exhibition, Wildlife Photographer of the Year. The world-renowned exhibit, opening January 30, features 100 awe-inspiring images, showcasing fascinating animal behavior, breathtaking wild landscapes, and much more.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year is the most prestigious photography event of its kind, providing a global platform that showcases the natural world’s most astonishing and challenging sights for 50 years. Launching in 1965 and attracting 361 entries, today the competition receives almost 42,000 entries from 96 countries highlighting its enduring appeal. This year’s 100 award-winning images will embark on an international tour that allows them to be seen by millions of people across six continents.

The exhibition at the Houston Museum of Natural Science forms part of a global tour, and is on loan from the Natural History Museum in London.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year will be on exhibit from January 30 – May 31, 2015. The exhibit is free for Museum members and with general admission. For tickets or more information on Wildlife Photographer of the Year, visit www.hmns.org or call (713) 639-4629.

The Houston Museum of Natural Science — one of the nation’s most heavily attended museums—is a centerpiece of the Houston Museum District. With four floors of permanent exhibit halls, and the Wortham Giant Screen Theatre, Cockrell Butterfly Center, Burke Baker Planetarium, and George Observatory, and as host to world-class and ever-changing touring exhibitions, the Museum has something to delight every age group. With such diverse and extraordinary offerings, a trip to the Houston Museum of Natural Science, located at 5555 Hermann