Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Reconnect with nature at the new Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition.
Exhibited on exquisite light panels, the exhibition will immerse you in the world's best nature photography.

16 October 2020 - 6 June 2021

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Key dates

  • 2020

  • Oct 13

    The Wildlife Photographer of the Year 56 competition winners are announced.

  • Oct 19

    The Wildlife Photographer of the Year 57 competition opens.

  • Dec 1

    The public are asked to vote in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 56 People's Choice awards.

  • Dec 10

    The Wildlife Photographer of the Year 57 competition closes (11.30am GMT).

  • 2021

  • Jan 25 — Feb 5

    Original and high-resolution files requested for Wildlife Photographer of the Year 57 competition entrants.

  • Feb 2

    Voting closes for Wildlife Photographer of the Year 56, People’s Choice awards.

A closer look

An invited guest shares their insight on an image from Wildlife Photographer of the Year.

The good life taken by Daniël Nelson.

'This is a lovely moment, combining careful and protracted observation of an animal in its habitat with compelling composition. The photo takes us right into the life of the young gorilla and makes us curious to understand his day.

Images this good can help inspire and educate, and may perhaps help save this critically endangered species.'

Lewis Blackwell, Chair of the Jury 2017
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