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Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Past Event
Fri 7 Jul - Sun 3 Dec 2017
Special Exhibitions Hall, Free with Museum entry

Discover the beauty and intrigue of our natural environments and their inhabitants through large-scale photographs of breathtaking wildlife from around the globe. Last days on now!

Golden relic @ Dhyey Shah/Wildlife Photographer of the Year
This ever-popular exhibition returns exclusively to the Museum direct from the Natural History Museum in London, with all new photography featuring the very best international wildlife imagery by photographers of all ages. 
A must-see for nature lovers and photographers, the exhibition illustrates the majesty and vulnerability of life on our planet – from spotted hyenas to humpback whales, from urban leopards to wild orangutans. 
Create your own curious creature in the exhibition’s Wildlife Studio with a hands-on activity for all the family and visit the pop-up store in the Museum Atrium for exclusive exhibition merchandise.


  • Star shooters

    In this series, we interview some of the finalists from the Wildlife Photographer of the Year about their winning shot and more...

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  • Wild shots

    In this photo essay, we give you a sneak preview of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition

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