Pictures from the Poles
>> 19 November to 22 February
>> Grosvenor Museum, Cheshire
World-renowned polar photographer Sue Flood returns to her home town of Chester for a celebratory retrospective. The highly anticipated exhibition presents Flood's fascination with Earth's coldest places through 40 memorable images.
Having visited the Arctic and Antarctic regions numerous times, her pictures of the epic polar landscapes, and the wildlife and people that live there, comprise the majority of the display. Various other elements, such as pieces from Flood's collect ion of Inuit arts and craft s, and her Polar survival kit, will also be on show.
Wanting to share her passion with the British public, she says: 'I'm hoping that visitors will gain a strong sense of the grandeur, harshness, fragility and great beauty that's to be found at the top and bottom of our world, and a new respect for the people and animals that live there year round.'
Landscapes of Britain
>> 3 December to 8 January
>> Moors Valley Country Park Visitor
Centre, Ashley Heath, Dorset A select ion of Robin Goodlad's images go on show in the Moors Valley Country Park this winter. Based in rural Dorset, Goodlad has developed a fresh perspect ive on the British landscape.
European Wildlife Photographer of the Year
>> 26 November to 15 January
>> Horniman Museum and Gardens, London
Winning images from the 2015 European Wildlife Photographer of the Year come to the UK this November. Selected from almost 17,300 entries, 84 exceptional photographs go on show at London's Horniman Museum and Gardens in Forest Hill. The competition, now in its 16th year, is organised by the Society of German Nature Photographers and aims to promote awareness of nature conservation through photography.
The competition invites amateurs and professionals from all over Europe to enter, and this year's overall winning image was from UK-based photographer Richard Peters (see image below left ). Taken in Peters' back garden, using his Nikon D810 and a camera trap motion sensor, the image shows the shadow of an urban fox on its nightly patrols. The picture is of a species that once roamed outside of our cities but is slowly becoming urbanised, and act s as a poignant reminder that we must shift our focus to form stronger links between urban nature conservation and city development strategies.