Playing catchup: my artist date from last week was a quick jaunt to the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition, which I realised was leaving Bristol on Sunday.
I enjoy the exhibition. As with past years, though, I walked past the signs at Bristol’s City Museum quite a few times, thinking, “Oh, it’s on for ages. I can nip in any time,” and not actually nipping in.
So, I’m glad my artist date made me devote a bit of time and go along specially.
As usual, the exhibition was crowded (next time I really must nip along a 9AM on a wet weekday, rather than at lunchtime on a Friday during half‐term…) but the quality was high.
The competition’s split into various different categories. I think my favourites were probably “Urban Wildlife” and “Behaviours”, though they were all good.
The photos I liked enough to write down were Relaxation, by Jasper Doest, of a sleeping macaque; Snow Pounce, by Richard Peters, whose composition I loved; Midnight Snack, by Alexander Badyaev, from the Urban category, of a mouse sneaking some peanut butter on toast in a cabin at night; and finally Frozen Moment by Paul Nicklen, of a penguin bursting out of the water.
Anyway. I’ll stop here, because it’s already Tuesday, and I’ve not figured out what I’m going to do for this week’s artist date yet…