Milan hosts wildlife photography of the year

Until 4 Dec: The 100 best shots of the year.

The 100 winning photos in the annual competition judged by London’s Natural History Museum will be exhibited in Milan until 4 December.

Prizewinning photos include Italian Ugo Mellone’s shot of a butterfly among salt crystals in Puglia, Canadian Don Gutoski’s Tale of Two Foxes showing a red fox with the carcass of its prey, an arctic fox, and Ruffs on Display, a scene of combat between rival male birds in Norway, by Ondřej Pelánek in the Junior category.

This 51st edition of the competition saw 42,000 entries by professional and amateur photographers from 96 countries judged for their creativity, artistic value and technical complexity.

The exhibit offers a voyage among the planet’s most extraordinary and unique examples of Nature: uncontaminated landscapes, the animal world, the realm of botany, a visual testimony of an environment to save and safeguard.

During the course of the exhibition, there will be opportunities to meet winners and finalists and hear their explanation and comment on their own works. The appointments are with Ugo Mellone (8 October), Marco Urso (15 October), Federico Veronesi (19 November) and Marco Colombo (26 November).

Urso and Colombo will also hold a series of workshops for aspiring photographers on various aspects and techniques of wildlife photography; the programme of these is available at the exhibition.

The exhibition is hosted by the Fondazione Luciana Matalon in Fuoro Buonaparte 67. Opening hours daily except Mondays, 10.00 to 19.00, Thursdays and Fridays until 22.00, Saturdays closing earlier at 18.00. Entrance costs €9, of €7 for under-12s and over-65s.