The Nature’s Best Photography Awards project was originally created in 1995 to inspire a greater public appreciation of the natural world through the art of photography and the extraordinary talents of photographers of all ages and nationalities, each year it draws over 20,000 submissions.
This year, Roberson Museum and Science Center is proud to have 50 stunning prints are on display, complemented with pieces from our Loomis collection, which is comprised of dozens of animal specimens. This is the third and final year Roberson will display new photographs from this collection.
The only other place to find this exhibition in the country is at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History!
By Ying Gu Guangdong
“While I was on a trip to Antarctica, a snowstorm lasted for many days. Our plane was unable to take off due to the weather, which allowed me to stay longer and capture hard-to-find scenes. In this image, two adult emperor penguins were slowly approaching one another as if they were introducing their chicks.”
Canon 5DS R; 800mm ƒ/5.6L IS USM lens; 1/640 sec at ƒ/8; ISO 100; Gitzo tripod; Sachtler head.
Kaktovik, Alaska, USA
By Shayne McGuire
San Dimas, California, USA
“This is one of the most fascinating scenes I have ever witnessed with polar bears. For a mother to bring her cub up to older cubs and promote play is something many have never seen before. At first, the juvenile cub was on his hind legs while the larger bear remained on all fours. Then, after a few minutes, both were up and swinging paws, as if dancing.”
Canon 5D Mark IV; 600mm ƒ/4L IS II USM lens; 1/1600 sec at ƒ/8; ISO 1250; hand-held from boat.
**Support for this exhibition is provided by the Robert F. Schumann Foundation and by the general operating support grants from the Zoos, Botanical Gardens and Aquariums Program, administered by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historical Preservation; the United Cultural Fund, a program of the Broome County Arts Council; the Conrad and Virginia Klee Foundation; and the New York State Council for the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.**