Wildlife Photographer of the Year

8 April 2022 - 5 March 2023

Photo: Deep feelers © Laurent Ballesta (France)

Reconnect with nature

Powerful wildlife photography focuses our attention on the beauty and fragility of the natural world

From the Natural History of Museum in London, this exhibition features over 100 exceptional images which capture fascinating animal behaviour, spectacular species and the breathtaking diversity of the natural world.

Using photography's unique emotive power to engage and inspire audiences, the images shine a light on stories and species around the world and encourage a future of advocating for the planet.

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. The competition receives over 50,000 entries from all over the world.

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These extraordinary images showcase the rich diversity of life on Earth and spark curiosity and wonder. Telling the story of a planet under pressure, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition illuminates the urgent challenges we face and the collective action we need to take. This year’s inspiring exhibition will move and empower audiences to advocate for the natural world.

Dr Doug Gurr, Director of the Natural History Museum London

This year’s exhibition features a number of images by Australian photographers including Eggs of life and death by Caitlin Henderson, The great swim by Buddhilini de Soyza, A deadly huddle by Douglas Gimesy, Rich reflections by Justin Gilligan, Mushroom magic by Juergen Freund, Stardust by Christian Spencer and Elephant in the room by Adam Oswell.


Explore images from the exhibition

Image credits:

  1. Beautiful bloodsucker © Gil Wizen (Israel Canada).
  2. Deep feelers © Laurent Ballesta (France).
  3. Ice bear as sea bear © Martin Gregus (Canada).
  4. Lynx on the threshold © Sergio Marijuan (Spain).
  5. Out of the black © Cristobal Serrano (Spain).
  6. Stardust © Christian Spencer (Australia).

 Main image: Deep feelers © Laurent Ballesta (France)

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

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