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How and where to see the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition 2022

The Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition tour is the best way to see these award-winning images, with stops in London, Bristol, Cardiff and around the UK. Here's our guide to where to see it in 2022.

Published: February 16, 2022 at 10:44 am

Wildlife Photographer of the Year, run by the Natural History Museum in London, is considered the premier competition in the world of nature photography. The Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition is a showcase of winning and highly commended images from the competition. These showcase both the incredible talent of the photographer, but more importantly the wonders of the natural world, and the impact humans are having on it.

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The exhibition brings together images from locations and photographers all around the world, with categories including animal portraits, behaviour, photojournalism and portfolio. There is an overall winner – Wildlife Photographer of the Year – and an overall winner for younger photographers with the Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year award.

The majority of the images are selected by a jury of photographers, editors, journalists, conservationists and scientists. The People's Choice award is selected by public vote, and is always a moving, striking image.

Snow-covered willow trees emerge from a frozen lake. The ice below reflects the branches.
People's Choice 2022: Lake of ice. © Cristiano Vendramin/Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition at the Natural History Museum, London

The exhibition will be on show at the Natural History Museum in South Kensington, London, until the 5th June 2022.

Tickets range from £9.25 for children to £15.50 for adults, with an optional donation to the Museum as an extra and concessionary rates available for seniors, disabled persons, students, jobseekers and National Art Pass members. Children under 3 years old, Natural History Museum Members, Patrons and Corporate Supporters visit for free.

Timed slots are available from 10am with last admission at 4.30pm, with the museum closing at 5.50pm. Most visits to this exhibition take on average 1.5 hours.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year online exhibition

If you can’t make it to see these incredible photographs in person, then the Natural History Museum has also created an online gallery of winning images for you to enjoy at home. From towering and wild mountain peaks to duelling insects, the images are truly stunning and a reminder of the beauty and fragility of our natural world.

A kangaroo, with a joey in her pouch, looks at the camera, standing between rows of burnt eucalyptus trees.
Hope in a burned plantation. © Jo-Anne McArthur/Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition in Bristol

See 100 powerful images of our wild planet and the impact we have on it at the M Shed in Bristol. The exhibition runs from the 27th November 2021 to the 5th June 2022.

It’s ticketed, with set dates and time slots available. Tickets are £7 per adult, £5 for concessions and under 16s are free. There is also 50% off the adult ticket price for students and 16 - 24 year olds.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition in Cardiff

The National Museum Cardiff will host the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition from the 27th May 2022 to the 29th August 2022.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition UK Tour 2022

In addition to London, Bristol and Cardiff, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition will be on tour throughout 2022 at galleries and museums across the UK, including Seaton, Waltham Abbey and Whitehaven.

To find out more and book tickets, please visit the venue websites.

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How to enter Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition

If you’re an avid or budding wildlife photographer, you should consider entering. We’ve got advice on how to create a powerful image from one of the judges, Roz Kidman Cox, and all the competition entry details are listed on the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition website.

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Aoife GlassDigital Strategist, BBC Wildlife Magazine

Aoife is an experienced journalist, editor and podcaster with a background in science communication and a passion for the environment and adventure, particularly when it’s by bike!

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