Wildlife Photographer of the Year

01 Apr  - 31 Oct 2021


Following NSW Government regulations and in the interest of public health and safety, the museum will be closed temporarily to the public from 4 pm Friday, 25 June to 11.59 pm, Friday 9 July.  

The health and well-being of our visitors, members, volunteers and staff is of paramount importance to the museum. As a result, we have also temporarily suspended all public programs and events. If you have registered for any museum programs or events, you will receive separate communication from us. 

We thank you for your patience, understanding and support at this time. 
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. 

About the Winning Photographs
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Go wild! Kids Activities and Crafts

 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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