Wildlife Photographer of the Year 54

A lioness drinks from a waterhole in Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park.

Now in its 54th installment, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year showcases the world’s best nature photography and wildlife photojournalism on one global platform. Seen by millions of people all over the world, the awarded images shine a spotlight on nature photography as an art form, whilst challenging us to address the big questions facing our planet.

The world-renowned exhibition, on loan from the Natural History Museum in London, features exceptional images that capture fascinating animal behavior, spectacular species and the breathtaking diversity of the natural world. Wildlife  Photographer  of  the  Year is  the  most  prestigious  photography  event  of  its  kind, providing  a  global  platform  that  showcases  the  natural  world’s  most  astonishing  and challenging sights for over 50 years. Launching in 1965 and attracting 361 entries, today the competition  receives  almost  50,000 entries  from over  90countries  highlighting  its  enduring appeal.

Included with admission to the permanent exhibit hall and always free for museum members. Not a member? Become one today!

Wildlife Photographer of the Year is developed and produced by the Natural History Museum, London.
Generously supported by Kathrine McGovern/McGovern Foundation, The Hamill Foundation and the Harriet and Truett Latimer Endowment Fund.

Please help us to preserve our collections for the next generation by not using flash when taking personal pictures at HMNS and at HMNS Sugar Land. Exposure to strong lights over time causes fading and deterioration of most artifacts and specimens.

Flash photography is ONLY allowed in the Grand Hall and the rainforest of the Cockrell Butterfly Center.

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