21 October—8 April 2018

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017

The renowned wildlife photography competition from the Natural History Museum is back with 100 spectacular images.

From frozen wastelands and peculiar species, to tropical paradises and fascinating animal behaviour; this year’s selection is a call to action – a plea to band together and protect our fragile planet.

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.

Now in its 53rd year, the competition receives almost 50,000 entries from 92 countries.

Image: © Qing Lin


Two learning experiences are available as part of Wildlife Photographer of the Year.

Wildlife safari photography workshop
Go on a safari around the docks that surround the museum with our professional wildlife photographer. Your class will see what it takes to get behind the lens as they snap and capture their own images of Bristol’s natural life. Find out more about our Wildlife safari photography workshop.

Amazing Animals
Working with a conservation expert, your class will study images from Wildlife Photographer of the Year, get up close to animal exhibits from the museum and encounter a real hedgehog!
Find our more about our Amazing Animals workshop.


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

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M Shed would like to thank exhibitions sponsors: Pukka and Resource Solutions Group (RSG).

Available Tickets Price Qty *
Adult ticket + £1 donation £6.00 (GBP) / ticket
Concession + £1 donation £5.00 (GBP) / ticket
Adult ticket £5.00 (GBP) / ticket
Concession £4.00 (GBP) / ticket

* Please note that a maximum number of 10 tickets can be purchased for this event per order.