Incredible images of wildlife are set to be unveiled in a Beacon Museum exhibition later this year.

The world-renowned Wildlife Photographer of the Year photographic show will run from July 8 to September 4 at the harbourside attraction in Whitehaven.

The collection, on loan from the Natural History Museum in London, features exceptional images of fascinating animal behaviour and the diversity of the natural world.

Copeland’s Customer and Visitor Experience Manager, Heather Holmes, said: “We think visitors will really love this exhibition – the images are breathtaking, and remind us what an incredible planet we inhabit.

“We have hosted this international touring exhibition several times now, and it has always proved a popular part of what’s on offer during a day out at the Beacon. We’ll also have wildlife-related family craft sessions running during the exhibition.”

Wildlife Photographer of the Year is considered the most prestigious photography event of its kind, receiving 55,000 entries from 95 countries.

Dr Doug Gurr, Director of the Natural History Museum, said: “These extraordinary images showcase the rich diversity of life on Earth and spark curiosity and wonder. Telling the story of a planet under pressure, the exhibition illuminates the urgent challenges we face and the action we need to take. It will move and empower audiences to advocate for the natural world.”

Access to the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition is included in the normal ticket price for the Beacon Museum. The museum has four floors of interactive family fun and activities. You can book your visit here.