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Matinee: 'Wildlife Photographer of the Year 55 Highlights' Share This on LinkedIn   Tweet This   Forward This

4 July 2020

Saturday matinees long ago let us escape from the ordinary world to the island of the Swiss Family Robinson or the mutinous decks of the Bounty. Why not, we thought, escape the usual fare here with Saturday matinees of our favorite photography films?

So we're pleased to present the 260th in our series of Saturday matinees today: Wildlife Photographer of the Year 55 Highlights.

In this 9:19 video, Roz Kidman-Cox, chair of the jury, shares her personal highlights of the 55th Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, answering seven questions asked by the Natural History Museum.

The competition, conducted by the National History Museum in London, closed early this year after the closure in March of The Base gallery due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Since 1965 it has been one of the most important nature photography contests.

Kidman-Cox was among those choosing the 100 images to be included in the international traveling exhibition.

Now, about those seven questions, each of which she answers with an art critic's eye and a technical appreciation. There were some good ones:

  • Which image intrigued you the most?
    Another Barred Migrant by Alejandro Prieto
  • Which image gives you hope?
    A Taste of Peace by Charlie Hamilton James
  • Which image transported you somewhere new?
    The Plumage Parade by Thomas P Peschak
  • Which image do you think was the luckiest shot?
    Face of Deception by Ripon Biswas
  • Which image could you get lost in?
    Tapestry of Life by Zorica Kovacevic
  • Which image surprised you the most?
    The Moment by Yongqing Bao
  • Which picture would you hang on your wall>
    The Ethereal Drifter by Angel Fitor

Seven good questions with seven great answers. Not to be missed!

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