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Wildlife Photographer of the Year

31.01.2014 - 02.06.2014

Fort Bard hosting the world's most beautiful images of Mother Nature

Cheetah with Cubs - Photo by Siddharth Maheshwari

Cheetah with Cubs - Photo by Siddharth Maheshwari

Forte di Bard, in the Province of Aosta, plays host again this year to"Wildlife Photographer of the Year;" the Province is always the first stop on the Italian leg of this worldwide tour, now in its 49th year. Visitors flock to see the year's best in naturalistic photos every season.
Over 100 surprising images - the winners of the contest's 18 categories - are on view until June 2nd. (The contest is a collaboration between London's Natural History Museum and BBC Wildlife Magazine.)

The winner for 2013 is Essence of Elephants, work of South African photog Greg du Toit. Du Tuoit's photo, taken in the Northern Tuli Game Reserve in Botswana, captures African elephants in a scene bursting with mystery and energy. 
Winner of the youth award for Veolia Environnement Young Wildlife Photographer is fourteen-year-old Udayan Rao Pawar, whose Mother’s little headful depicts Gharial Crocodiles on the banks of the River Chambal.


Among the Italian photographers honored are Stanislao Basileo, taking second place in the Urban Wildlife category with A spasso sulla diga; Alessandro Bee, earning a special mention in the Animals in Their Environment section for his Into the fall; Valter Bernardeschi's Fishing, in Behaviour: Mammals; and Valter Binotto's Dente di cane, in Botanical Realms.

Useful information

Tel. + 39 0125 833811

Full Price: 5.00 €
Reduced: 3.00 €
Groups/Schools: 3.00 €  

How to get there

Where: Forte di Bard
City: Bard
Province: Aosta
Region: Valle d'Aosta