Wildlife Photographer of the Year

December 8, 2017 – April 2, 2018

A visitor favourite every year, Wildlife Photographer of the Year returns with a brand new selection of 100 of the most stunning images from around the world.

From the adorable to the elegant, this exhibition showcases award-winning images that tell astonishing stories of our natural world while pushing the boundaries of technical skill. 

The 100 winning photos are back-lit on a large-scale for maximum impact, a dramatic setting for some of the world’s most respected nature photographers and wildlife experts. Young photographer categories also feature budding talents, while special categories tell stories of the natural world’s beauty and struggles.

The exhibition is developed and produced by the Natural History Museum in London.

The Royal BC Museum has added a sketching station featuring specimens from the collection to the exhibition, inviting visitors to get a closer look at, and to draw, animals from the museum collection.

There is still one more award to be won: you are invited to vote for the 2017 People’s Choice Award. The Wildlife Photographer of the Year jury has chosen 25 of the best images from the 2017 competition as shortlisted nominees in this category.

View the nominees and vote here. Voting closes on February 5, 2018. Participants are invited to share their selection with @NHM_WPY on Twitter using the hashtag #MyWPY to be eligible to win a copy of Portfolio 27, published by the Natural History Museum, London.

Share your experiences at the exhibition on social media with #RBCMWPY.

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