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First glimpse of 2015 Wildlife Photographer of the Year images

Wrestling komodo dragons, ethereal egrets and thirsty squirrels are among the creatures captured on camera by this year’s finalists for Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015.

The exhibition opens on 16 October at the Natural History Museum in London, which runs the prestigious competition.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year is a global platform showcasing the natural world’s most astonishing and challenging sights. The competition attracted over 42,000 entries from both professionals and amateurs from 96 countries.

The exhibition will feature the much-anticipated shortlisted and winning images, which reveal the richness and diversity of life on our planet and challenge the way we think about the natural world.

Judged by a panel of industry-recognised professionals, the images are selected for their creativity, artistry and technical complexity.

The 100 shortlisted images – including the winning pictures – will also embark on an international tour spanning six continents, allowing millions of people to marvel at the beauty and variety of the natural world.

A mobile-friendly website gives exhibition visitors access to additional details on each image, a particularly useful feature during busy periods.

Notes for editors

Exhibition information

Dates and times:         

Friday 16 October – Monday 30 May 2016,

10.00–17.50 (last admission 17.15)

To book tickets:


Adult £12.60, child and concession £6.30, family £34.45

Adult £14*, child and concession £7.00*, family £38*

Visitor enquiries:   

020 7942 5000

Nearest tube:         

South Kensington




* Help the Museum by giving a small donation with your ticket. If you are a UK taxpayer we can then claim Gift Aid on the full value of your ticket, as well as your donation. This means that an extra 25p in each pound you spend will help fund the Museum’s work.

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Media contact

For a wider selection of images or to arrange interviews with photographers or spokespeople, please contact Rosie Pook or Jon Fuhrmann at the Natural History Museum Press Office.
Tel: +44 (0)20 7942 5156 Mob: +44 (0)7799 690151 Email

The Natural History Museum welcomes more than five million visitors a year and is a world-leading science research centre. Through its unique collection and unrivalled expertise it is tackling the biggest challenges facing the world today. It helps enable food security, eradicate disease and manage resource scarcity. It is studying the diversity of life and the delicate balance of ecosystems to ensure the survival of our planet. For more information go to