Wildlife Photographer of the Year

27 Nov 2021 - 6 Mar 2022

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, these extraordinary images have been selected because they allow us to witness unique moments and encounter the diversity of life on Earth. They reflect on our place in nature and the challenges facing people and the planet.

The 56th Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition attracted more than 49,000 images from professional and amateur photographers across 86 countries. This year, the exhibition features themed panels curated with expert scientists. Through the comparison and contrast of images, these panels reveal important and surprising stories about our relationship with the world in which we live.

Visit the museum today and immerse yourself in the breathtaking diversity of the natural world.



We hope that this year's exhibition will provide an opportunity for audiences to pause, reflect and ignite a passion of advocating for the natural world.

Dr Tim Littlewood, Judge and Executive Director of Science, Natural History Museum, London

Explore images from the exhibition


Love Wildlife Photographer of the Year? Learn more about the winning photographs, go wild with fun-filled kids' craft activities, and browse our range of books and giftware relating to the exhibition. 

 Main image: The Perfect Catch © Hannah Vijayan, Wildlife Photographer of the Year

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

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