Dolphins in the desert? The Nature's Best Photography of the Year Awards 2018 is here

Every year the Iziko South African Museum, situated in Cape Town's Company's Gardens, offers a photography exhibition like no other.

Part of a handful of natural history museums around the world to partner with a photography competition, Iziko along with Nature's Best Photography Africa has just unveiled its 2018 exhibition of the world's best wildlife photography.

There were many categories, including: Picture of the Year, Photographer of the Year, Best Junior, Reptiles and Amphibians, Wildcats of Africa, and more. 

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Lou Coetzer, a director at Nature's Best, recently awarded the well-deserving winners at a gala event held at the museum. Gonnie Myburgh was the overall winner, taking home the Photographer of the Year award. She is an expert at capturing wildlife, particularly animal interactions.

My favourite photo, however, was this image by German photographer, Rainer Schimpf. 

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Dolphins swimming, backdropped by a semi-desert in Algoa Bay in Port Elizabeth.

A stark, and exquisite contrast.  

Go now!

The exhibition is open to the public from today, 6 December 2018 until 3 March 2019 at the Iziko South African Museum. 

PICS: Surprised squirrel is the winner of 2018's Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards  

Entrance to the museum is R30 for adults and R15 for children under 18. 

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(PHOTOS: Marisa Crous)

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