Wildlife Photographer of the Year uses photography to celebrate the wonderful diversity of life, to inspire and inform and to create advocates for the planet. It champions ethical wildlife photography, rewarding truthful representations of nature that display respect for animals and the environment.
All category winners will be considered for the grand title, including one image from each entry into the multiple image categories
You may submit a total of 25 photos into the competition across the following categories. You can submit the same image into more than one category.
Black and white photos can be entered into any competition category.
Category information translated into 12 languages is available below.
Single image categories
Multiple image categories
For the following categories, you will need to submit multiple images. You may provide a minimum of six and maximum of 10 images.
These images count towards your total of 25 images entered into the competition.
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The category information below is in PDF format.
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