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Otago Museum is celebrating our 16th annual Otago Wildlife Photography Competition.

New this year, celebrate the natural world by capturing a video of wildlife in action. Take unique shots of animals or plants, highlight environmental issues or the spirit of conservation and enter your best still or moving images in the Otago Wildlife Photography Competition to be in to win great prizes from Jonathan’s Photo Warehouse.

Competition open from 8.30am on Monday 30 March until 5.30pm on Monday 11 May to all amateur photographers and videographers resident in Otago. 

Presented in partnership with;

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Photography categories:

Animal – animals from Otago and beyond
Plant – plants from Otago and beyond
Environmental impact – the impact animals, plants or humans have on the natural environment… or vice versa

Maximum 5 entries per person across any category or combination of categories 

Age categories:
Up to and including 14 years
15 years and over

New in 2015: Video category – animals in action

Maximum 2 entries per person

Open to all ages

Otago Wildlife Photography Competition Talk

Unleash your creative potential with hot tips from renowned local photographers on how to take the perfect picture. Wildlife cameraman Scott Mouat speaks about capturing animals in action, film-maker Steve Ting divulges how to get the best from digital devices and documentary-maker Paul Donovan shares his photographic insights. All will be available following their talks to answer your questions.

Free
5.30pm, Wednesday 1 April
Barclay Theatre

Orokonui Excursion

Master moving and still images at Orokonui Ecosanctuary, the most protected forest in the South Island. Head guide Sue Hensley will introduce the visit, and local experts Gregor Richardson (Otago Daily Times photographer) and Steve Ting (wildlife film-maker) will be on hand with advice on how to shoot winning wildlife photographs and footage.

$30 per person
Monday 27 April, 11.30am–3pm
Meet at the Otago Museum Information Desk
Numbers limited, bookings essential; contact the Museum on 03 474 7474 or book online at www.otagomuseum.nz
Book now

Allans Beach Excursion

Capture the perfect shot on a field trip to Allans Beach, a wildlife photography paradise. Notable local experts Christine O'Connor (Otago Daily Times photographer) and Steve Ting (wildlife film-maker) will be on hand with advice on how to take spectacular shots of fabulous flora and fauna.

$20 per person
Saturday 2 May, 11.30am–3pm
Meet at the Otago Museum Information Desk.
Numbers limited, bookings essential; contact the Museum on 03 474 7474 or book online at www.otagomuseum.nz
Museum Café packed lunches can be pre-ordered through the Information Desk
Book now