Experience this iconic exhibition as it returns to Edinburgh on a grand scale.

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Taking over our largest exhibition gallery for the first time, this immersive and atmospheric display of 100 awe-inspiring images presents the incredible diversity and fragility of life on Earth in a new and spectacular way.

  • 'The power of the matriarch' by David Lloyd, New Zealand/UK © David Lloyd

    'The power of the matriarch' by David Lloyd, New Zealand/UK © David Lloyd
  • 'Arctic treasure' by Sergey Gorshkov, Russia © Sergey Gorshkov

    'Arctic treasure' by Sergey Gorshkov, Russia © Sergey Gorshkov
  • 'Saguaro twist' by Jack Dykinga, USA © Jack Dykinga

    'Saguaro twist' by Jack Dykinga, USA © Jack Dykinga
  • 'Toad with attitude' by Jaime Culebras, Spain © Jaime Culebras

    'Toad with attitude' by Jaime Culebras, Spain © Jaime Culebras
  • 'Sewage surfer' by Justin Hofman, USA © Justin Hofman

    'Sewage surfer' by Justin Hofman, USA © Justin Hofman
  • 'Anticipation' by Marco Urso, Italy © Marco Urso

    'Anticipation' by Marco Urso, Italy © Marco Urso


Wildlife Photographer of the Year
is the most prestigious photography event of its kind. 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.

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.

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

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Header image: 'The insiders' by Qing Lin, China. Detail © Qing Lin.

Exhibition information

When

19 Jan - 29 Apr 2018

How much

Members: free
Adult: £8
Concession:* £6
Child (under 16s): free
National Art Pass holders: 50% discount

* 60+, students with valid NUS or Young Scot card, unemployed with ID, disabled people. Carers of disabled people free.

All tickets include a discretionary donation. If you do not wish to make a charitable donation the admission prices are: Adult £7.20, Concession £5.40. Tickets are subject to a transaction booking fee and postal costs.

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