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Beneath The Lens

22 April 2023


Free with entry to Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Booking recommended

Dive into the world of award-winning photojournalist Richard Robinson with this public talk held at Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga O Waikato, presented in association with Canon New Zealand.

Symbolic, fascinating and otherworldly, Richard Robinson's photographs of tohoraa (southern right whales) are a highlight of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition. Join us to hear Richard speak about his work, from the gear he uses to the crucial role of scientific research in bringing these animals back from the brink of extinction.

Held on Earth Day, Saturday 22 April, during the final weekend of Wildlife Photographer of the Year, don't miss this rare opportunity to explore the depths.



This event is free for Wildlife Photographer of the Year ticket holders on Saturday 22 April. We recommend you register now as spaces are limited.


If fully booked in advance, there will not be door sales for this event. Please note that refunds are not available.


Richard Robinson

Richard is an underwater photojournalist based in New Zealand. Following in his grandfather's footsteps he started out as a press photographer in his hometown before moving to the country's largest newspaper.

Fifteen years ago, his focus shifted, and he now concentrates full time on telling environmental wildlife stories from New Zealand and across the South Pacific.

He is a Resident Photographer for New Zealand Geographic and often works closely with scientists to document animal behaviours rarely seen.


Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Discover the natural world in all its wonder and diversity at Waikato Museum's Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition, direct from the Natural History Museum in London.

With 100 remarkable images from around the world - including two prize-winning photographers from Aotearoa New Zealand - this is an exclusive opportunity to immerse yourself in breathtaking photography and discover the fascinating stories behind the photos.

Open until Sunday 23 April 2023. Entry fees apply.