Oldham Gallery exhibits the best photographs of British wildlife

An exhibition is coming to Oldham, celebrating some of the best nature photography taken over the past decade.

Oldham Gallery’s latest exhibition is 10 years of the British Wildlife Photography Awards and is open to the public.

It includes all the winners of the British Wildlife Photography Awards from the past decade, plus a selection of award-winning images.

The awards were created in 2009 and celebrate some of the most unique, stunning and fun photos taken across Britain.

Sayyed Osman, Deputy Chief Executive of Oldham Council, said: “I am delighted that the Oldham Gallery is hosting such a prestigious exhibition.

“There are some great photos on display and I urge everyone to go there and take a look.”

The awards have been created to celebrate the talents of amateur and professional photographers, while highlighting the great richness and diversity of Britain’s natural history.

The awards also help to raise awareness of biodiversity, species and habitats and to conserve the UK’s natural heritage.

The competition welcomes photographers from across the UK and they have created a unique collection of photographs showcasing the best of British wildlife.

Miranda Krestovnikoff, President of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), said: “We are fortunate to have some of the most talented wildlife photographers in the world here in the UK.

“In addition to showcasing their own work, their photographs highlight the natural history with which we are blessed and bring it to the attention of the nation.”

The exhibition opens to the public on Saturday May 28 and will continue until Saturday September 3.

It is part of the Manchester Histories Festival, which explores the history of climate change and celebrates Greater Manchester’s rich history and heritage.

Julia P. Cluff