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The best of British wildlife photography comes to Burnley

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Thursday, 14 September, 2017

The best of British wildlife photography set to take centre stage at Towneley Hall, Burnley.

Stunning wildlife from across the country will feature in the British Wildlife Photography Awards (BWPA) 2016 exhibition which starts on September 16.

With 15 categories, the awards showcase the best of nature photography chosen from thousands of entries from across the country and raise awareness about biodiversity, British species and their habitats.

Towneley Hall is one of only 10 venues hosting the BWPA national touring exhibition which this year features more than 100 striking images including the overall winner lion mane jellyfish, a mountain hare, common weasel, gannets, spiders, and puffins.

Councillor John Harbour, Burnley Council's executive member responsible for greenspaces and amenities, said: “Wildlife often offers the opportunity to capture some amazing pictures and once the new exhibition at Towneley Hall opens, it will be well worth a visit.

“Towneley is privileged to be one of only handful of venues for this touring exhibition and I’m sure it will attract many visitors while it is here in Burnley.”

Chris Packham, TV presenter and naturalist, said: “The British Wildlife Photography Awards generates an incredible catalogue of splendid, exciting, imaginative and artistic images, proving beyond doubt that we have the richest palette of life to celebrate in our own backyard.

"Anyone passionate about protecting and preserving wildlife will be inspired by the British Wildlife Photography Awards, which has done more than any other award to raise the profile of British wildlife."

The exhibition will run until 28th October.

For more information, go to towneley.org.uk or the awards go to bwpawards.co.uk.

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