First held in 1964, the competition has grown in quality and quantity. From humble beginnings of 600 entries in its first year, the number of applicants to this year’s annual photography exhibition now exceeds 50,000.
© Isaac Aylward/2016 Wildlife Photographer of the Year
We love Isaac Aylward's image of a linnet, sat atop a thistle, framed by a purple haze of knap-weed. Our favourite though, has to be Imre Potyó's celestial portrait of white mayflies swarming against a star-filled sky. Half-way between fairies and angels, the fact that these creatures only live for one day lends the picture added poignance.
A total of one hundred shortlisted images are displayed in the exhibition at London’s Natural History Museum. From the world’s deadliest predators in action to the largest swarms of life imaginable, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition 2015 is a much-needed celebration of the natural world.
© Imre Potyó/2016 Wildlife Photographer of the Year
|What||Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2016/17, Natural History Museum|
Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road , SW7 5BD | MAP
|Nearest tube||South Kensington (underground)|
21 Oct 16 – 10 Sep 17, 10.00-17.50 (last admission 17.15) Open late the last Friday of every month at Lates
|Price||£12.60, concessions £6.30|
|Website||Click here to book tickets|