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Animal Kingdom: Bailey (Assistant Director, Seagulls) reviews Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Wildlife Photographer of the Year is back! I’ve been nosing around checking out this year’s top 100 images, now on display at the museum. Have you seen them yet?

I didn’t spot any images of seagulls (I must write to the judges about this unfortunate omission), but there were other seabirds, like this pelican.

Bailey inspects Wildlife Photographer of the Year.

No. Not a seagull. Emergency averted.

There are plenty of other interesting creatures, too – including a distant cousin – and some very beautiful landscapes.

Bailey spots a fox at Wildlife Photographer of the Year

A distant cousin. Very distant.

This year the photos are complemented by Indigenous artefacts from our collection that relate to wildlife and the natural world, like these bagu.

Bailey inspects Bagu at Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Beauty is in the eye of the Bagu

As well as Wildlife Photographer of the Year, we’re also showing Lustre: Pearling & Australia and Escape from Pompeii – the untold Roman rescue. So there’s no need to hibernate this winter. Come down to the museum and see what’s on offer!

Lots of love,



Bailey Haggarty

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