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Wildlife Photographer of the Year Extended Through March 14 at the Academy of Natural Sciences 

PHILADELPHA, January 8, 2021

Wildlife Photographer of the Year, an exhibition of exceptional images that capture fascinating animal behavior and the breathtaking diversity of the natural world, has been extended through March 14 at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. 


The exhibition had been scheduled to close Feb. 15, but was extended a month to allow more visitors to enjoy it. The museum’s announcement comes today as it reopens for the first time since state and city officials mandated temporary museum closures Nov. 20 to limit the spread of COVID-19. 


Developed and produced by the Natural History Museum, London, Wildlife Photographer of the Year features the 100 awarded images from the 2019 entries. Launched in 1965, Wildlife Photographer of the Year is the longest running nature photography competition in the world, and in its most recent competition it received 48,000 submissions from 100 countries. 

The Academy of Natural Sciences is the first institution on the East Coast to display this exhibition. 


Visitors will see a wide array of startling, beautiful and revealing moments in nature that people rarely witness. There’s a marmot seemingly gesturing with both horror and humor at a hungry fox; a penguin fleeing the menacing jaws of a leopard seal; an elegant guanaco caught off balance when a puma strikes; and many more amazing scenes. 


Wildlife Photographer of the Year opened Sept. 5, 2020.