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Bailey, our Assistant Director of Seagulls, gives a pawsome review of Wildlife Photographer of the Year.

I’ve been so preoccupied with chasing seagulls that I almost missed sniffing out Wildlife Photographer of the Year – thank goodness it got extended!

Has this exhibition gone to the birds? This year’s top 100 features loads of images of my feathered friends, including rooks, owlets, Eurasian wrynecks, grebes, a sharp-beaked ground finch and even a duck or two. But where are the seagulls?! The judges must be ignoring my letters from previous years!

Bailey, Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2019
Barking mad: where are the seagulls?! Image: Andrew Frolows, ANMM

The exhibition showcases the world’s best nature photography – with some photographs sure to amaze and shock you. I especially liked Nicholas Dyer’s photograph of two fellow doggos from Africa, although I don’t think that’s a ball they’re fighting over … 

Bailey, Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2019
Hang on a minute  that's a baboon's head, not a ball ... Image: Andrew Frolows, ANMM

I'm far too paw-plexed to pick my favourite photograph right now  all 100 images do such a great job of showcasing the world's best nature photography. I'll have to take a nap and think about it! 

Be sure to visit Wildlife Photographer of the Year before it closes on Thursday, 26 September 2019. If I’m not busy chasing seagulls, be sure to try and find me for a pat! 


Bailey Haggarty

Bailey is the Assistant Director, Seagulls at the Australian National Maritime Museum. He is a six-year-old Border Collie.