Open to visitors since 1881, the Natural History Museum looks after a world-class collection of 70 million specimens. We are also a leading scientific research institution with ground-breaking projects in about 70 countries. Around 300 scientists work at the Museum, researching the valuable collection to better understand life on Earth, its ecosystems, and the threats it faces.
In the last few years, over 4.5 million visitors of all ages and levels of interest have been welcomed through our doors. They come to enjoy the many galleries and exhibitions, which celebrate the natural world and encourage us all to see the environment around us with new eyes.
Wildlife Photographer of the Year is one of the Museum's most successful and long-running exhibitions. Together with BBC Worldwide, the Museum has made it the most prestigious, innovative photographic competition of its kind and an international leader in the artistic representation of the natural world.
Last year's exhibition attracted nearly 150,000 visitors, and more than a million others saw the images as they toured venues across the UK and internationally. People come to see the world's best wildlife photographs, and gain an insight into the diversity of the natural world - an issue at the heart of our work.
For what's on and more about our work, please visit www.nhm.ac.uk
Wildlife Photographer of the Year is co-owned by the Natural History Museum and BBC Worldwide.