For the second year in a row the world-renowned Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition is back at the Seaton Tramway terminus, this time staying for three months as part of its world tour. Featuring 100 high-quality images the exhibition will be at Seaton from 15th January until 3rd April 2020.
While there will be no trams running at Seaton until Saturday 15th February you can still visit the new terminus at Seaton to see the exhibition every day until 3rd April with tickets available to book online at the cost of £5 for adults and free for children. The exhibition is open between 1000 and 1700 daily.
The exhibition is part of the most prestigious photography event of its kind with exceptional images which capture fascinating animal behaviour, spectacular species and the breath-taking diversity of the natural world.
Dr Tim Littlewood, Director of Science at the Natural History Museum, said: “’For more than fifty years this competition has attracted the world’s very best photographers, naturalists and young photographers, but there has never been a more important time for audiences all over the world to experience their work in our inspiring and impactful exhibition. Photography has a unique ability to spark conversation, debate and even action. We hope this year’s exhibition will empower people to think differently about our planet and our critical role in its future.”
There will also be a number of events linked to the exhibition taking place with the return of the Wildlife & Landscape Photography Trams which allow budding new and experienced photographers exclusive access to the Axe Valley from a vantage point not found anywhere else, on the top deck of an open top tram! An experienced photographer will be on hand to provide advice on these trips which can be pre-booked.
Two new events will also take place, both of which include access to the exhibition. Picture This is a creative writing course and will run on 7th, 21st March and 4th April whilst Wild Art Workshop allows you to create your own art using a mixture of available materials. This will take place on 17th, 18th February and 14th March.
The Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition is said to be just the first of many events and exhibitions that will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the tramway’s operation in Seaton although details of further events are yet to follow.