Wildlife Photographer of the Year

1 April 2023 - 8 October 2023

Main image: Underwater wonderland by Tiina Tormanen


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 Up a gum tree by Callum Hockey, Double interest by Scott Portelli, The snake tree by Juergan Freund and Wombat lockdown by Douglas Gimesy.


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Image credits:

  1. The right look by Richard Robinson
  2. Treefrog pool party by Brandon Guell
  3. The snake tree by Juergan Freund
  4. The dying lake by Daniel Nunez

  5. Polar frame by Dmitry Kokh
  6. Double interest by Scott Portelli

 Main image: Underwater wonderland by Tiina Tormanen


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

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