Tuesday 3 October 2017

Natural History Museum - Countdown to the new Wildlife Photographer of the Year

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Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Sewage surfer © Justin Hofman
When his co-worker spotted a seahorse floating alone near the surface of a reef in Indonesia, photographer Justin Hofman grabbed his camera and started shooting. 'At first I was just photographing a tiny, cute seahorse bobbing around in the water. It was a delightful scene,' he says. The seahorse then grasped a cotton bud that had drifted in with the debris. 

Justin's image, a finalist in the Wildlife Photojournalist category, is a stark reminder of the wide-reaching impact humans have on the planet, and particularly its small inhabitants.
The watchful cheetah © Leon Petrinos
Follow the #WPY53 countdown
Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to see some of the most memorable images from past Wildlife Photographer of the Year competitions, as we countdown to reveal who will be crowned this year's Grand Title winner on Tuesday 17 October.

Highlighting the incredible range of life on Earth
Resplendent delivery © Tyohar Kastiel
Swim gym © Laurent Ballesta
From watching a pair of resplendent quetzals for a week in Costa Rica before getting that perfect shot, to diving under the ice in Antarctica. The finalists of Wildlife Photographer of the Year are passionate and patient photographers, capturing beautiful and startling moments of the natural world.

View some of the images on display in the new Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition.
Book exhibition tickets
Book online to save on tickets for the new Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition, and see the full collection of 100 award-winning images taken by some of the world's best wildlife photographers. Associate sponsor DONG Energy.

Opens 20 October
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Autumn at the Museum
The Natural History Museum at night
A season of exhibitions and events for the naturally curious
Encounter some of the world's most venomous creatures, take part in a crime-solving murder-mystery night or skate under the stars. Get closer to the natural world this autumn with our series of exhibitions and events for adults.