Exhibition

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

SEE THE BEST 100 IMAGES

50 ©Audun Rikardsen (Norway) Arctic Showtime

Reconnect with the wonder of nature through the magic of photography.

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  • WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

    WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

    SEE THE WORLDWIDE PHENOMENON

    Take a journey into the secret places of the world around us. Witness the extraordinary talent of photographers who travel to the ends of the earth to capture the fleeting moments that say so much about the majesty of nature - and often, our complicated place in it.

    The Wildlife Photographer of the Year - run by the Natural History Museum in London - is a global celebration of the world's very best nature photography. 

    Judged by a panel of international experts, winning images are selected for their creativity, originality and technical excellence.  The competition is open to the world's top professionals, as well as amateurs - who sometimes create big surprises!

    BE INSPIRED

    Be captivated as we showcase the year's top 100 photos, selected from almost 50,000 entries, across 95 countries. 

    On display, you'll see the 52nd year's winning entry, up close. You'll also be able to enter and vote for our local 'Sydney's Choice' award.

    Be inspired. Reconnect with the wonder of nature through the magic of photography.

    31 May - 9 October

    Wildlife Photographer of the Year is developed and produced by the Natural History Museum, London.

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    Ticket information

    Open daily, 9.30am–5pm, from 31 May to 9 October 2017.

    Eventbrite - Wildlife Photographer of the Year Tickets

    Enjoy a FREE 3D movie


    Ticket includes bonus 20 min 3D film Great White Shark (when available)

    WPY at our Store

    Wildlife Photographer of the Year items available from the Online Store

    A selection of portfolios, books and notebooks are available at our online store or when you visit the exhibition.

    WPY Stroller Tours for 0-18 months

    A mum with her baby during a stroller tour of a exhibition at the museum

    Take an educator-led tour through the exhibition especially for carers and babies.


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    Image

    ©Audun Rikardsen (Norway) Arctic Showtime

    © Lago Leonardo (Spain) The Disappearing Fish. © Scott Portelli (Australia) Collective Courtship.©Louis Pattyn (Belgium) Kid’s Play©Willem Kruger (South Africa) Termite Tossing©Sam Hobson (United Kingdom) Nosy Neighbour©Audun Rikardsen (Norway) Arctic Showtime
  • Win a Sony Camera

    Win a Sony Camera

    Sydney's Choice Award: which image is your favourite?

    Visitors to Wildlife Photographer of the Year are eligible to enter our Sydney's Choice Award.
    This fantastic competition lets you help decide which is Sydney's most popular photograph for 2017.

    Cyber-Shot RX10III with 24-600mm fixed zoom lens camera

    If you enter your choice when visiting the exhibition, you'll be eligible to:

    • win a Sony Cyber-Shot RX10III with 24-600mm fixed zoom lens camera (worth $2,239) and
    • win a Wildlife Photographer of the Year catalogue, and
    • win a Wildlife Photographer of the Year print.

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    There are three prize packs to win. Make sure you enter when you visit.