Wild Planet comes to Bath
30th March 2011
The wildest landscapes and most endangered species will be showcased in Bath in April with an exciting new outdoor touring exhibition, developed by the Natural History Museum, London. Taking place from 6 April – 23 September at Kingston Parade and Union Street, Bath Wild Planet will be free for all to attend, bringing the highest standard of international wildlife photography to the city in partnership with Bath and North East Somerset Council.
Wild Planet will feature 80 of the most spectacular images from Wildlife Photographer of the Year – the world’s most prestigious wildlife photography competition and an international leader in providing new insights into the natural world.
The Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition is owned by the Natural History Museum, London and BBC Wildlife Magazine. Each year, the best of the entries are showcased in a highly popular exhibition at the Natural History Museum in London before touring regionally and internationally.
The special selection of past award-winning and commended competition images featured in the Wild Planet exhibition are captioned with the story of how they were taken and insights into the species captured on film, inspiring and educating a new generation of wildlife photographers and nature enthusiasts.
Displayed outside, on a large scale, the dramatic images will be available to enjoy throughout the day and will be illuminated by night for people to enjoy while taking an evening stroll at Kingston Parade, the square in front of Bath Abbey or at Union Street in Bath’s busy central pedestrianised shopping area.
The Wild Planet experience will continue with a designated retail store located at 34 Stall Street offering a unique collection of beautifully designed gifts, homeware and memorabilia, each inspired by the exhibition images.