Sponsors and Partners

Now in its fifty-sixth instalment, Wildlife Photographer of the Year is the longest running and most prestigious photographic event of its kind in the world.

Each year, it attracts tens of thousands of entries from almost 100 countries.

Owned by the Natural History Museum, the annual flagship Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition presents an attractive proposition for corporate partners that share the Museum's principles and values.

A close up of a pair of puffins facing the camera
Paired up puffins © Evie Easterbrook

Associate Sponsor

Ørsted

Ørsted, is proud to return for a seventh year as sponsor of Wildlife Photographer of the Year. With their support for the exhibition, Ørsted and the Natural History Museum have continued to champion their mutual goal to protect the planet and tackle the threats facing the natural world.

Ørsted is a renewable energy company that is taking tangible action to create a world that runs entirely on green energy. Its name pays tribute to Danish scientist Hans Christian Ørsted, whose curiosity, dedication and interest in nature led to his discovery of electromagnetism in 1820, which paved the way for how electricity is generated today. The company is undertaking a truly green transformation, having divested its oil and gas production business as well as committing to phasing out coal from its power stations worldwide.

A wind farm in the ocean. A motorboat is travelling towards the camera, away from the wind turbines.
© Ørsted

Headquartered in Denmark, Ørsted builds and operates offshore and onshore wind farms, bioenergy plants and provides energy products to its customers. Ørsted is a significant investor in the UK, which is the company's largest market for offshore wind power.

‘We believe climate change is the single greatest threat to our planet’s extraordinary wildlife. This makes Ørsted’s vision of creating a world that runs entirely on green energy all the more urgent. At this crucial time, we are delighted to support this remarkable global celebration of the planet we all call home.'

- Duncan Clark, Head of Region UK, Ørsted

The Orsted logo in white on a transparent background

For more information on Ørsted, visit www.orsted.co.uk

Associate Sponsor

Leica

Leica Camera is proud to announce their sponsorship of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Award, reaffirming their commitment to the global photography community.

For nearly a century, Leica has crafted photographic instruments for the people who record history through images, standing together to share stories and images for the greater good whilst exposing tragedy and injustice to bring about hope and change.

A Leica camera
© Leica

Leica stands for craftsmanship, design and experience. With over 100 years of history, the brand represents a beautiful combination of art and engineering with the future of form and functionality. Based in Wetzlar, the original birthplace of Leica, the German company is an internationally operating, premium-segment manufacturer of cameras and sport optics products. Leica's legendary status is founded on its long tradition of excellence and supreme quality found in their cameras and lenses. Leica are committed to supporting the creation and preservation of iconic photography, past, present and future and the artists behind them.

‘Wildlife Photographer of the Year connects us to the beauty of our planet. These incredible photographers capture nature’s intimacy, and in one split second make us advocates of a better world. For more than a century, Leica has captured the world’s story and celebrated the wonder of life.’

- Jason Heward, Managing Director, Leica Camera UK

Leica logo on a transparent background - a red circle with Leica written across the middle in white cursive font

For more information about Leica, visit uk.leica-camera.com/