Wildlife Photographer of the Year


© Qing Lin - The Insiders

Reconnect with the wonder of nature through the magic of photography. Image: © Qing Lin - The Insiders


    The world-renowned exhibition, on loan from the Natural History Museum in London, will open on 13 April 2018. The 100 extraordinary images celebrate the diversity of the natural world, from intimate animal portraits to astonishing wild landscapes.

    Wildlife Photographer of the Year is the most prestigious photography event of its kind, providing a global platform that showcases the natural world’s most astonishing and challenging sights for over 50 years. 

    Winning images are selected for their creativity, originality and technical excellence. Launching in 1965 and attracting 361 entries, today the competition receives almost 50,000 entries from 92 countries highlighting its enduring appeal. This year’s 100 award-winning images will embark on an international tour that allows them to be seen by millions of people. 

    13 April - 14 October 2018

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

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    Image: © Qing Lin - The Insiders

    Ticket information

    Open daily, 9.30am–5pm, from 13 April to 14 October 2018. Pre-purchase by 12 April for 20% discount.

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    Text and translations on your mobile

    Exhibition captions can be accessed on your mobile device. They are available in multiple languages, including English, Mandarin, French, German, Italian and Spanish. 

    Visit www.nhm.ac.uk/wpy53/captions to access them.

    Browse to find the correct picture via the menu options or enter the unique four-digit code on each image caption or at the start of each zone.

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