ROYAL OAK (WWJ) – The 2011 Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition – a collection of images from the world’s largest and most prestigious wildlife photography competition – returns to the Detroit Zoo’s Ford Education Center for the seventh consecutive year. The exhibition runs through June 17 and is free with zoo admission.
The exhibition features 108 photographs dramatically displayed as illuminated large-format color transparencies. The winning images were chosen from more than 40,000 entries by aspiring amateurs and established professional photographers from all corners of the earth.
A hardback commemorative portfolio book of the winning photographs is available for sale at Zoofari Market.
Now in its 47th year, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition is co-owned by the Natural History Museum, London and BBC Worldwide.
The 125-acre Detroit Zoo is located at the intersection of 10 Mile Rd. and Woodward, just off I-696, in Royal Oak. Admission is $14 for adults 15 to 61, $12 for senior citizens 62 and older, and $9 for children 2 to 14 (children under 2 are free). For more information, call 248-541-5717 or visit www.detroitzoo.org.