See the world through a new lens. 

From intimate portraits to wild landscapes. Internationally-acclaimed exhibition Wildlife Photographer of the Year returns to the museum on 7 March 2019.   

On loan from the Natural History Museum in London, these 100 extraordinary images celebrate the diversity of the natural world, from intimate animal portraits to astonishing wild landscapes. 

Wildlife Photographer of the Year is the most prestigious photography event of its kind, running for more than 50 years. It has a pivotal role in providing a global platform to showcase the natural world’s most powerful and challenging imagery.

Chosen from more than 50,000 international entries.

Winning images are selected for their creativity, originality and technical excellence. Launching in 1965 and attracting 361 entries, the competition today receives almost 50,000 entries from 92 countries. The 100 award-winning images selected embark on an international tour allowing them to be seen by millions of people. 

2019's exhibition features three Australian finalists:

* Georgina Steytler, Winner, Behaviour: Invertebrates, 2019
* Justin Gilligan, Highly commended, Behaviour: Invertebrates, 2019
* Robert Irwin, Highly commended, 11–14 Years Old, 2019 


Buy before 6 March and receive 20% off the museum’s Big Ticket.

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Special Opening Night Event

We're excited to have internationally acclaimed award-winning photographer Michael Aw appearing at the museum on the evening of 7 March 2019 for our Ocean Talks series. Michael will be sharing insights into his adventures in photography. He is the recipient of four Natural History Museum Wildlife Photographer of the Year Wildlife Competition awards in 2000, 2010, and in 2006 and 2015 winning the underwater photography category. 
Book Tickets to Michael Aw Ocean Talk Event

Please note availability dates

Wildlife Photographer of the Year will momentarily close from 1-5 July to make way for the installation of a dramatic newly-decommissioned Seahawk helicopter ‘Tiger 75’ in the Navy Gallery. 

Other exhibits will remain open during this period, and if you’re lucky, you could catch a glimpse of the breathtaking feat as the new helicopter is rigged high in the gallery space.

 © Valter Bernardeschi "Mister Whiskers" - Animal Portraits, Highly Commended

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


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