Wild About Wildlife

Updated: Apr 16, 2020

There is nothing like seeing animals in their native habitats/homes, roaming free and happy. I know that this isn't always possible with endangered species. While some species are elusive, nocturnal and in the depths of the deep jungle. Have you heard about the Natural History Museum Wildlife Photographer of The Year Competition? If you could see any animal in the wild which one would it be and why? Would you like to draw it? Here are some of my favourites and all things wild about wildlife.

Brookesia Micra, The Smallest Chameleon In The World, Madagascar ©MDHarding

Wild About Wildlife

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2020

The Natural History Museum Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition has closed for 2020. In its 55th year showcasing the very best nature photography. Growing in stature from its first year in 1965, in 1984 the Natural History Museum became involved and has made it what it is today. There are now thousands of entries from over 100 countries worldwide.

Each year the exhibition takes a worldwide tour but can be seen first at The Natural History Museum London. Details still to be announced.

Edinburgh Zoo - The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS)

It is a difficult debate about having animals in zoo's but I believe that some of the conservation projects are incredible and gives everyone the opportunity to see magnificent animals up close, that you might not be able to see in their natural habitat. Edinburgh Zoo was founded in 1909 by Edinburgh lawyer Thomas Gillispie. Opening in 1913 it became one of the very few zoos to have a Royal Charter, following a visit by HRH King George VI in 1978. Today it is home to over 1,000 animals including a pair of Panda's (Yang Guang and Tian Tian), Koala's, Red Pandas, Penguins and much more.