Friday 20 October 2017

Natural History Museum - Wildlife Photographer of the Year - now open

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Wildlife Photographer of the Year - now open
The good life © Daniël Nelson
Explore the new collection of 100 award-winning images, selected from more than 48,000 entries by an international panel of judges, and discover photographers' passion for the natural world.

The images provide a unique glimpse of beautiful, fascinating animals and environments, whether rare or commonplace. They reveal the world to us, and give us a new understanding and respect for our planet and the species we share it with.

Visit the exhibition after hours - Wildlife Photographer of the Year is open late the last Friday of every month excluding December.

Until 28 May 2018

Associate sponsor DONG Energy
Caring for Lulah © Brent Stirton
The brutal reality of rhino poaching
This year's Wildlife Photographer of the Year winning image captures the aftermath of an act of brutality: a dead black rhino, killed for its commercially valuable horn. Museum mammal expert Richard Sabin explains why images like this matter, despite being hard to look at.
David Attenborough presented C V R Dowdeswell, winner of Wildlife Photographer of the Year 1965, with his award
A history of Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Ethics, conservation and prestige are just a few of the many elements that define Wildlife Photographer of the Year. Now in its fifty-third year, the competition has seen many a transformation since its launch in the 1960s.
See more with Museum membership
Gain free entry to ticketed exhibitions, including Wildlife Photographer of the Year, plus access to exclusive events and discounts in our shops and cafes.
Wildlife Photographer of the Year souvenirs
WPY53 souvenirs
The new Wildlife Photographer of the Year shop is now open. Get your hands on exclusive souvenirs and bespoke wall prints inspired by this year’s competition.
Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma Camp
Win a seven-day trip to Zambia and Botswana
Enjoy an unforgettable seven-day African adventure, courtesy of Abercrombie & Kent and Sanctuary Retreats.
Could you be the next Wildlife Photographer of the Year?
Wildlife Photographer of the Year calls on photographers worldwide to put nature in the frame. Whether you're a professional or amateur, we want to see work that raises awareness of the beauty and fragility of the natural world. 

The next competition opens for entries on Monday 23 October.
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 or skate under the stars. Get closer to the natural world this autumn with our series of exhibitions and events for adults.