Stunning wildlife in both 2D and 3D at London Zoo

  • Category: Art & Culture
  • Date: Monday, 01 January 0001

This autumn, visitors to London Zoo, one of the capital's top attractions, have the opportunity to experience stunning wildlife in both 2D and 3D. 

From September 20th, guests will be able to see the results of the 2013 Animal Photography Prize in the midst of the zoo's incredible live animal displays, when the competition's top images are unveiled in an outdoor exhibition. 

Best of all, entry to the exhibition is included in the cost of entry to the zoo, which comes to £21.50 for adults and £16 for children when booked online.

Last year, the competition's first, some truly stunning photographs were submitted, so visitors should have high expectations ahead of their visit this time around, especially given that there is a total prize fund of £10,000 up for grabs. 

Of course, once you've marvelled at what people can do with a lot of patience, timing and a top-of-the-range digital camera, you can then marvel at what Mother Nature was able to create as you walk around the animal enclosures. 

One of the most popular is the newly constructed Penguin Beach, England's biggest penguin pool, which is home to a whole colony of these cute birds. Other stars of the show include the elegant giraffes, giant Galapagos tortoises and ferocious big cats - hearing a lion's roar up close is quite something, and it certainly makes you thankful for the barriers separating you from them. 

London Zoo is most certainly an all-day experience, so why not book a room at The Montague on the Gardens nearby? Being close to Regents Park will allow you to arrive at the zoo early and reduce your travel time back to your room when you're feeling whacked after a whole day on your feet. 

Its 'Pompeii and Herculaneum' package will also allow you to take advantage of another great exhibition that ends on September 29th at the British Museum. 

By one night's accommodation and get two tickets to 'Life and death in Pompeii and Herculaneum'.