Wildlife Photographer of the Year 53

A portrait of an elephant

Explore the world's best nature photography, highlighting the incredible range of life on Earth.

The exhibition of 100 images records the beauty and drama of the natural world, from tiny insects to massive mammals.

This year's competition attracted almost 50,000 entries from professionals and amateurs across 92 countries.

See winning images selected by a panel of judges for their creativity, originality and technical excellence.

Preview the exhibition

See the gallery

Browse the gallery of this year's finalists and category winners to discover more about the photographers and the stories behind their images.

Enter the free prize draw

Win an unforgettable seven-day adventure for two to Zambia and Botswana.

  • 20 October 2017 until 28 May 2018

  • Online

    Adult £12.50

    Child and concession £7

    Family £25 - £34.50


    On the door

    Adult £13.50

    Child and concession £8

    Family £28 - £38


    Free for Members, Patrons, children under four and Disability Personal Assistants.

See the exhibition for free

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The People's Choice Award

Choose your favourite image from this year's People's Choice collection. Voting is now open.

Can't make it to London?

The new Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition is touring the UK and internationally until December 2018. 

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Discover wildlife photography

  • A splash of pink

    29 January 2018

    Steven Blandin's image, Reach for the sky, is what happens when stars and spoonbills align.


    Smiling for the camera

    22 January 2018

    Appearing to flash a toothy grin, this hammerhead seems eager to show that sharks aren't as fearsome they're often made out to be.

  • Where the wild moose are

    12 January 2018

    Photographer Ryan Miller shares what it's like to get candid shots of Alaska's city-going moose.

  • Wildlife Photographer of the Year: foxes in focus

    30 December 2017

    Meet the red fox, a firm favourite of photographers around the world.

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