Museum of Texas Tech opens two major exhibitions examining wildlife

Museum of Texas Tech opens two major exhibitions examining wildlife
Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition (Source: KCBD)
Grasslands of North America and Africa exhibition (Source: KCBD)
Grasslands of North America and Africa exhibition (Source: KCBD)

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Information provided by the Museum of Texas Tech

The world-renowned Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition, on loan from the Natural History Museum in London, opened at the Museum of Texas Tech University on March 2. The competition is the most prestigious photography event of its kind, providing a global platform that showcases the natural world's most astonishing and challenging sights for more than 50 years.

The Grasslands of North America and Africa explores the grasslands of the world. The exhibit compares the biodiversity of animals in the North American grassland surrounding the South Plains region to that found in the famous African grasslands seen on television and read about in books. The grasslands exhibit will run through January 2019.

The museum is located at 4th Street and Indiana Ave.

The Wildlife Photographer of the year exhibition will run at the Museum through July 1.Winning images are selected for their creativity, originality and technical excellence. Launching in 1965 and attracting 361 entries, today the competition receives almost 50,000 entries from 92 countries highlighting its enduring appeal.

The Museum is holding an amateur Texas Wildlife Photography competition in conjunction with this exhibition. Learn more about the competition here.