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To celebrate our 50th anniversary, acclaimed writer and director Stephen Poliakoff has created a magical tale of adventure and discovery for us.

The breathtaking short film 'Astonish Me' showcases some of the extraordinary species recently found around the world. The film will be released on 29 July, exclusively in Odeon cinemas across the UK, and shown before screenings of this year's summer blockbusters.

Writer Stephen Poliakoff and director Charles Sturridge talk about 'Astonish Me' their upcoming short film created for WWF.

Keep checking our website for exclusive sneak peeks
, interviews with the cast and crew, amazing behind-the-scenes footage and to find out more about the making of 'Astonish Me'.


To tie-in with the film, we're offering you the chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Monterey, California to learn more about how new species are discovered!

You and your family will get an amazing behind-the-scenes look at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, one of the world's most prestigious research centres for deep-sea exploration, and you'll meet some of the experts pushing the limits of discovery and understanding.

You'll also have the opportunity to spend some time exploring this spectacular part of the world! WWF staff will show you the kelp forests, sea otters and take you whale watching (season dependant).

Simply enter our 'Oddest One Out' photo competition for a chance to win this incredible trip. You'll find three images, but only two of them feature real, if slightly odd-looking, newly-discovered species - all you need to do is decide which is the one we've made up.

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We're also offering loads of great runner-up prizes, including signed limited edition 'Astonish me' posters, WWF memberships, Odeon cinema tickets and much, much more.

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