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Binghamton, NY  — Roberson Museum and Science Center is excited to announce the opening of Nature’s Best Photography on March 1. This exhibition returns for its third year, and it will be the last time new photographs will be shown.

Nature’s Best Photography features more than 45 prints from photographers across the world. Accompanying these pieces are the stories of the photographers and the lengths they went to in pursuit of these fantastic moments.

For example, Ying Gu says of the photo they took of the Emperor Penguin Chicks, “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.”

WM YingGu EmperorPenguinChicks 2000x1333 - ‘Nature’s Best Photography’ Captures Rare Moments of Life on Earth

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.

“These photographs provide a window to peer into these rare moments in nature, thanks to photographers who have gone the distance to capture life in its natural habitat,” said Natalie Shoemaker, Events and Marketing Coordinator at Roberson. “We can’t wait to share it with the Binghamton community.”

Also featured in the exhibition are over a dozen specimens from Roberson’s Loomis Collection. Visitors can walk around a cougar mid stride at the entrance and a leopard lounging at the back. The highlight of the Loomis pieces are a diverse collection of birds: a little bee eater, a pair of common puffins, and a quetzal are just a few that are on display.

Nature’s Best Photography will be on view March 1 – Summer 2019.

The only other place to find Nature’s Best Photography is at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History.

 

Media contact: Natalie Shoemaker, nshoemaker@www.roberson.org

 

About Roberson Museum and Science Center
Roberson Museum and Science Center is a cultural hub of activities and events, serving the greater Binghamton community. Our mission is to engage and educate people of all ages and backgrounds by providing regionally significant exhibitions and programs in art, history, and science.

 

Support for Roberson is provided by the general operations support grants from the United Cultural Fund, a program of the Broome County Arts Council; the Conrad and Virginia Klee Foundation; the Zoos, Botanical Gardens and Aquariums Program, administered by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation; and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Support provided by the general operations support grants from the United Cultural Fund, a program of the Broome County Arts Council; the Conrad and Virginia Klee Foundation; the Zoos, Botanical Gardens and Aquariums Program, administered by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreational, and Historical Preservation; and the New York State Council for the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.