Stunning nature shots stun visitors at Gosport wildlife exhibition

Dot Bedenham, one of the gallerys volunteers, helps Luka, three and Tabitha England, eight, examine a stuffed Kingfisher. 
Picture: Keith Woodland (160991-018)
Dot Bedenham, one of the gallerys volunteers, helps Luka, three and Tabitha England, eight, examine a stuffed Kingfisher. Picture: Keith Woodland (160991-018)

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NATURE enthusiasts were wowed as a stunning exhibition of wildlife photographs opened up to the public.

The impressive collection at Gosport Discovery Centre features 100 award-winning photographs, taken by photographers all over the world, with some of the prints taken by snappers as young as 10.

The display, which is an exhibition by London’s National History Museum allows visitors the chance to see humpback whales up close and cheetah’s preying on gazelles in a series of encapsulating shots.

Budding photographer Rosemary Lancaster, from Gosport, said the exhibition was ‘wonderful’.

She said: ‘I love the way some of the nature shots have been framed. Some really look stunning.

‘The fact that some of these were taken by 10-year-olds is astounding.’

Peter and Rosemary Tomlinson travelled down from Greenwich, London to marvel at the photos.

Rosemary said: ‘Just having a look around you can see how talented these photographers must be to be able to capture these unique moments. A lot of them are very beautiful.’

In addition to the main exhibition, the centre is providing activities for children, with a drawing table set up and a room full of stuffed animals to be looked at.

The animals range from foxes to the real-life jaws of a crocodile, complete with its teeth.

Sonia Upton, from Gosport, took her daughter, Tabitha, eight, and son Luka, three.

She said: ‘Some of the photographs are absolutely phenomenal and its great to see the children have a lovely time.’