Tuesday 17th January – 2nd meeting of 2017
A slightly later meeting this morning due to train problems but once seven of us and two husband were all together at Charing Cross we quickly made our way to Embankment underground for a District line train to South Kensington for the Natural History Museum. The main entrance to the Museum was not in use because of some improvement work that is taking place. We were guided to a side entrance and then into the Museum to view Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2016 competition winners. The cost £6.50 over 60’s with no donation.
We started by having a cup of coffee in the cafe which was very welcome as it was cold outside although a nice bright day. We have visited this exhibition for about three or more years now and always enjoy it. The photographs are amazing and come from photographers from all parts of the world.
I particularly enjoy looking at the photographs sent in by young people. Two categories here under 10 and 10-16 years. The overall winner from this section was a stunning night scene with a bird shadowed on a tree.
All the individual sections had some beautiful photographs. Beside each entry detailes were shown of where, when and how the photo was captured. Reading this, many many times it showed that the photographer had sat and waited hours, days and weeks in some cases. These photographers are really dedicated people!
The overall winner for the adult section was a stunning orangutan at the top of a tree which had taken days for the photographer to capture. He took many many shots remotely and luckily this one was very successful in winning.
This exhibition is always very enjoyable and shows how far photographer has come since the box Brownie camera which we can all remember!!
A small selection of the entries. All very good as the whole exhibition showed finalist photographs.
We had a look around the shop as we left the exhibition and then made our way for our trains and home.