See some of the natural world’s most astonishing and challenging sights in this temporary exhibition.

Level: P2-P7
Cost: Free to under 16s. Maximum of 30 pupils per session. This rate only applies to UK school pupils.
Length of visit: 60 minutes in exhibition starting at either 10:15/11:45/13:15
(check your booking for timings and arrive at the museum at least 15 minutes before the start of your session)
Dates available: 19 Jan–29 Apr 2018
Booking: Complete our online booking request form

The most prestigious photography event of its kind, Wildlife Photographer of the Year showcases images of the natural world’s most astonishing and challenging sights displayed on large backlit panels. For more than 50 years it has showcased the very best in nature photography and presented the beauty and drama of the natural world, from fascinating animal behaviours to breath-taking wild landscapes.

100 awe-inspiring images present the incredible diversity and fragility of life on Earth in a new and spectacular way.

The competition launched in 1965 with 361 entries. In this, its 53rd year, it has received almost 50,000 entries from amateur and professional photographers from 92 countries, highlighting its enduring global appeal.

On loan from the Natural History Museum in London, this world-renowned touring exhibition features acclaimed photographs displayed on large-format, backlit panels, as they are at the Natural History Museum’s own exhibition showing. Learn how the photographers captured their award-winning images, and come face-to-face with some of nature’s most astonishing and challenging sights.

Teachers' notes are now available to download here.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year is developed and produced by the Natural History Museum, London.

Natural History Museum

Header image: Scottish Wildcat by © Jack Barton photography.

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