The winning photographs of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition organised by Heritage Malta’s National Museum of Natural History will be exhibited in Gozo at Heritage Malta’s Gozo Area Office in the Citadel.
Photographs were submitted for three categories, Flora, Fauna and Marine. Apart from a winning photograph for each category, an overall winner was chosen from the ten finalists. The three winning photos and six runners-up from each category were on display at the National Museum of Natural History. They will now be exhibited at Heritage Malta’s Gozo Area Office between the 20th March and 30th April. Heritage Malta often offers repeat events on the sister island in order to increase accessibility of its collections and endeavours. The exhibition will be open from Monday to Friday between 9.00hrs and 16.00hrs. Entrance is free.
This competition attracted no less than 43 amateur photographers submitting over 340 images of flowers, birds, mammals, reptiles, fish and other animals. The judges commented positively on the high quality of the photographs submitted as well as the various species ’captured’ in the images. In fact it was no easy task for judges to shortlist and choose the winning photographs.
Some of the photographs submitted for this competition were also reproduced on postcards and can be bought from all Heritage Malta shops.