Brighton hosts first Wild Planet exhibition in celebration of Wildlife Photographer of the Year

By Kirstie Brewer | 21 April 2010
A picture of an ape looking at itself in a mirror.

(Above) Celebes black ape looking at its reflection. © Solvin Zankl / Wild Planet. Wild Planet features images from Wildlife Photographer of the Year, which is owned by the Natural History Museum, London and BBC Wildlife Magazine

Exhibition: Wild Planet, Madeira Drive (near Brighton Pier), Brighton, until September 26 2010

Some of the most stunning international wildlife photography has been brought to Brighton seafront for this exciting new outdoor exhibition.

Images include a bemused-looking Celebes macaque ape, which has found a car wing-mirror and takes a look at his own image for the first time, providing a comic and powerful juxtaposition of the way in which critically endangered species face increasing exposure to man-made danger.

A picture of a jackal running through some flamingos.

Golden jackal chasing a lesser flamingo. © Anup Shah / Wild Planet

The ape is one of 80 arresting images on show, taken for Wildlife Photographer of the Year - the world's most prestigious wildlife photography competition.

Displayed outside on large-scale canvasses, the dramatic shots stretch along the promenade and are free for all to enjoy, day and night.

A picture of an elephant under water.

Rajan snorkelling. © Jeff Yonover / Wild Planet

The artistic vision and hours of dedication required to so vividly capture a fleeting moment are astounding. The remarkable images include a moonlit leopard, underwater anaconda and a shot of a starling flock above West Pier in Brighton.

A picture of a turtle with colourful fish around its shell.

Green turtle grooming © Andre Seale / Wild Planet

Developed by the Natural History Museum, Wild Planet unlocks a wealth of inaccessible places and offers an intimate insight into animal behaviours rarely caught on camera.

A picture of some penguins against a sunset.

Rival kings © Andy Rouse / Wild Planet

Brighton is the first city to host the exhibition, which will be touring throughout the UK across the year. The winners of Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2010 will be announced in October 2010.

Visit Kirstie's blog or follow her on Twitter

Keep up to date with Culture24's exhibition news, reviews and previews with iGoogle - a more personal way to use

Add to Google

More on the venues and organisations we've mentioned:
  • Back to top
  • | Print this article
  • | Email this article
  • | Bookmark and Share
Museum Crush digest sign up ad