Heaven on Earth

Its a new year and with a new year comes a chance to view the National History Museums Wildlife Photography of the Year 2015 finalists, from over 42000 entries it is narrowed down to the top 100 and displayed around the world.

This year the host in Cape Town is the Chavonnes Battery Museum an unfunded museum about the history of Cape Town. They partnered with the exhibition company to bring the exhibition to the Chavonnes Battery to raise funds for the museum and it’s social goals (Youth Development)

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(Juan Tapia/ Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015)
http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/wildlife-photographer-year-2015-graphic-fox-fight-picture-wins-prestigious-competition-1523808

These are one of the images you’ll see as you walk through the exhibition, a merger of photography and a painting. The great thing about this exhibit is that each photograph has a section underneath whereby you are able to read what the photographer went through to capture the perfect moment. For me I’ll first go through looking at the pictures then use my imagination before reading the discription, like the picture below my thought went straight to an Alien…

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(Fabien Michenet/Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015)
http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/wildlife-photographer-year-2015-first-glimpse-finalists-images-1517952

Every year I visit the exhibition my mind is blown at the beauty of our Earth, the images enhance that beauty making you feel like you are looking at Heaven on Earth. You’ll learn new things about places, animals and environmental issues that affect each and every one of us through a simple image..

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(Floris van Breugel/Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015)
http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/wildlife-photographer-year-2015-first-glimpse-finalists-images-1517952

If you are a budding photographer or just love wildlife get down to the Chavonnes Battery Museum, Clock Tower, V&A Waterfront. (Behind CT Fish Market – Look for the cannons), who knows you might be inspired to enter for 2016 follow the link below for more info.
http://www.nhm.ac.uk/visit/wpy/competition.html

If you want to know more about the Chavonnes Battery Museum please follow the link below.
http://www.chavonnesbattery.co.za

I enjoyed the exhibition so much I even had time to take a selfie…

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