20 October 2018—24 February 2019

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018

This exhibition has finished.

The acclaimed wildlife photography exhibition from the Natural History Museum is back with 100 stunning images.

From breathtaking animal portraits and dramatic landscapes, to bizarre species and endangered habitats, this exhibition showcases the most arresting and spectacular images of our natural world.

The competition celebrates biodiversity, promotes conservation and champions ethical photography. Whether young, old, professional or amateur, the photographers featured raise awareness of the beauty and fragility of the world around us.

Launching in 1965 and attracting 361 entries, today the competition receives nearly 50,000 entries from 96 countries.

Once again M Shed is proud to premier the 2018 exhibition alongside the Natural History Museum in London.


Join our Instagram wildlife photography competition for a chance to win a selection of Wildlife Photographer of the Year merchandise. Find out how to enter on our blog.


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

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M Shed thanks the Bristol exhibitions sponsors: Bristol Water, National Friendly and Pukka.

Image: © Isak Pretorius – Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Additional information

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

Last entry is 45 minutes before closing.

Groups: 1 in 10 go free. Groups are requested to book their visits by contacting us.

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