Wildlife Photographer of the Year

An urban red fox peers over a wall. Image by Sam Hobson.

From intimate portraits to dramatic landscapes, see how photographers' passion for the natural world produces startling images.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ‘Yet another sensational year.' - Londonist

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 'A phenomenal showcase of the best in nature photography.' - Culture Whisper

'Some of the world's best nature photography.' - The Guardian

'The best animal photographs of 2016.' - National Geographic

'Images of the most extraordinary species on the planet.' - Time Out

Enjoy the world's best nature photography exhibited on sleek backlit panels.

This year's competition was the most competitive to date, attracting almost 50,000 entries from professionals and amateurs across 95 countries.

Judged by a panel of international experts, winning images are selected for their creativity, originality and technical excellence.

The exhibition features the collection of 100 exceptional images that reveal the astonishing diversity of life on our planet, from urban foxes to mountain hares.

Image gallery: spring

See images celebrating the changing of the seasons, from past and present winners and finalists.


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  • 21 October 2016 - 10 September 2017

  • South Kensington

  • Adult £10.50 - £13.50
    Child and concession £6.50 - £8
    Family £27 - £36.90
    Free for Members, Patrons and children under four. Members can book for free by calling 020 7942 5725.

Closure information

Tickets are unavailable to book on 13 July. The Museum will be closed as part of the final stages of transforming Hintze Hall.

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An orangutan climbing a tree. Image by Tim Laman.

View the online gallery

See all the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2016 winning images. 

Wildlife Photographer of the Year free prize draw

Win a luxury safari trip for two. Search for elephants at Kenya's Masai Mara game reserve and track gorillas in Uganda.

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