The 2012 “Wildlife of Russia” exhibition opened in the Tomsk Regional Art Museum on May 16. The unique photo exhibition, featuring works by the winners of the contest of the same name, will be augmented with photographs devoted to the leopard and tiger of the Russian Far East.
The 2012 national “Wildlife of Russia” photo contest was hosted by National Geographic Russia magazine and the Russian Geographic Society (RGS). When the winning photographs were finally assembled in one place, it became clear that as many people as possible should see these amazing images of Russia’s beautiful landscapes and animals. The exhibition has already been displayed in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Saratov and Omsk.
The residents of Tomsk will have the added opportunity to view 12 more works capturing images of predators of the Far East. The special exhibition “Land of the Tiger – Land of the Leopard” is staged with support from the RGS and the Eurasian Center for the Study, Preservation and Recovery of the Far Eastern Leopard Population. It focuses on the life of the majestic animals in both their natural habitat and in nature reserves and discusses the need to preserve and increase their population. The collected works also include fascinating images of leopard cubs.
The exhibition will run from May 16 to 28 in the Tomsk Regional Art Museum at 3 Nakhanovicha Pereulok. The museum is open daily, except Mondays, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.