12 November 2016—5 March 2017

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2016

This exhibition has now finished.

The world renowned wildlife photography competition from the Natural History Museum returns to M Shed with 100 stunning images.

From balletic whales to lizard-chasing parakeets, urban visitors to fantastical landscapes, this year’s selection is strong on visual drama and narrative.

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 96 countries highlighting its enduring appeal.

Image: © Willem Kruger (South Africa) Termite Tossing

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

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M Shed would like to thank exhibition sponsors Resource Solutions Group (RSG)



Additional information

N.B. We are closed on Mondays*

Last entry is 45 minutes before closing.

Groups: 1 in 10 go free. Groups are requested to book their visits by contacting us. No groups on free days.

*M Shed opening times:
Tue-Sun: 10am-5pm
Closed Mondays except Bank Holiday Mondays and Mondays during Bristol school holidays: 10am-5pm

Concessions are available with proof of identity for 16-18 year olds, students, people over 65, unemployed people, disabled people (carers free), Friends of Bristol Art Gallery and Friends of Bristol Museums, Galleries and Archives.