Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition at The Base

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We made it to The Base, the new arts centre at Greenham Business Park!

I was keen to visit the Natural History Museum’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition which is on tour at Greenham until 28 April.

We made it at 3.59pm – last entry is at 4pm – but it was worth being windswept! The images were incredible, although the first ones were saw were fairly brutal – a monkey holding its dead baby and another featuring animals holding a baboon’s face werequite disturbing.

But nature is as cruel as it is beautiful and these 100 pictures certainly were beautiful. The competition attracted more than 45,000 entries and were shortlisted down to 100 – can’t imagine the magnitude of this job.

We were amazed by the amazing variety of the pictures and DS is already thinking very differently about the natural world and the impact us humans have on it.