Natural History Museum hosts the photography exhibition which welcomes over 50,000 entries from both amateur and professionals from over 92 countries. The Wildlife Photographer of the Year collection showcases the best 100 images capturing both the beauty and fragility of the world’s most incredible creatures, from the smallest insects to the largest mammals.
This year’s exhibition was officially opened by accredited supplier Rocket Food, delivering a high-end champagne and canapé reception for over 230 invite-only guests. Attendees were offered a range of bite-sized nibbles including lobster and shrimp rolls, truffle toast, pig’s head croquettes and a choice of four desserts to complement the menu. The central exhibition space was complete with a pop-up bar serving five Rocket cocktails, with a live DJ providing additional entertainment throughout the evening.
Rocket Food founder and director, Michael Symonds, comments: “We are incredibly proud to be an accredited supplier at the Natural History Museum – it’s an unrivalled venue for events with iconic and versatile spaces. We are delighted they agreed to partner with us once again for our Private View events in the world-renowned Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition. We’ve had wonderful feedback from the evening – our guests thoroughly enjoyed the collection as well as the opportunity to see Hope the blue whale skeleton for the first time.”
Robert Wetherell, head of venue hire, adds: “We look forward to welcoming back such an iconic collection to host it year on year. The museum offers event organisers the opportunity to deliver an immersive visual experience to guests, with the world-renowned exhibition available for exclusive hire or combined with a conference, meeting or company social. In partnership with the venue’s accredited suppliers, the museum can cater for any style or size of event from intimate three-course sit-down dinners to large standing champagne receptions.”
This year’s winning entry came from South African, Brent Stirton, taken as part of an undercover investigation into the illegal trade of the rhino horn, the image shows the poaching of the trade’s latest victims.