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2017 Otago Wildlife Photography Exhibition


Special Exhibitions Gallery
25 March 2017 – 23 July 2017

The 2017 Otago Wildlife Photography Exhibition opened at Otago Museum on Saturday 25 March 2017, with a prize-giving recognising Otago’s talented amateur photographers and videographers.

The competition, supported by Jonathan’s Photo Warehouse, Canon, and the Otago Daily Times, received a record number of entries, with 2,226 submissions across AnimalPlant, Human Impact on the Environment, Pets, and Night Skies photo categories, as well as the popular Wildlife in Action video category.

The 2017 Otago Wildlife Photographer of the Year was Douglas Thorne with ‘Rifleman perched’, captured in Fiordland. This photo also won the Animal 15 years and over category. Melanie Middlemiss was the Jury Prize winner with her shot ‘Horsing around’ taken in Tarras, Otago. Receiving an overwhelming 3,038 votes, the People’s Choice Award winner was Guinevere Wilson with her image, ‘Pippa’.

Exhibition statistics:

23,878 visitors

164 images displayed

2,226 entries in competition