Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018

View the winning images selected by our international jury. Wildlife Photographer of the Year champions ethical photography. Images are chosen for their artistic composition, technical innovation and truthful interpretation of the natural world.

Grand title winner
Marsel van Oosten, The Netherlands
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Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018
Grand title winner
Skye Meaker, South Africa
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Highly commended 2018
Urban Wildlife
Felix Heintzenberg, Germany / Sweden
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Highly commended 2018
Behaviours Birds
Jess Findlay, Canada
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Winner 2018
Creative Visions
Cristobal Serrano, Spain
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Winner 2018
10 Years and Under
Arshdeep Singh, India
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Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018
more at Natural History Museum

See the world through a new lens

Now in its fifty-fourth year, Wildlife Photographer of the Year showcases extraordinary animal behaviour and the breathtaking diversity of life on Earth.

Explore the world’s best nature photography, exhibited on 100 exquisite light panels.
Experience the changing face of nature and uncover the surprising, and sometimes challenging, stories behind the photographs.
Chosen from over 45,000 entries by expert judges, the images were awarded for their creativity, originality and technical excellence.
This year’s exhibition will open on 19 October.

Highly commended 2018, Urban Wildlife
School visit by Adrian Bliss
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Highly commended 2018, 11 – 14 Years Old
The victor by Adam Hakim Hogg
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Highly commended 2018, Behaviour: Mammals
The meerkat mob by Tertius A Gous
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Highly commended 2018, Animals in their environment
Tigerland by Emmanuel Rondeau
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Highly commended 2018, Animal Portraits
Cool cat by Isak Pretorius
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Wildlife Photographer of the Year
more at National History Museum

National History Museum | Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2013

Get up close to extraordinary images of our planet from photographers around the world.
From animal portraits and botanical realms to underwater worlds, be amazed at the diversity of our planet at this acclaimed photography exhibition
Selected from thousands of international entries, the 100 award winning images from the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2013 competition will be showcased to dramatic effect in the exhibition gallery.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2013

gregdutoitNHM1Grand title winner Essence of elephants Greg du Toit

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Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2013

UdayanRaoPawarNHM1Grand title winner Mother’s little headful Udayan Rao Pawar

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Adult awards
Animal Portraits

PeterDelaneyNHM1Joint runner-up Showdown Peter Delaney

HannesLochnerNHM1Joint runner-up Curiosity and the cat Hannes Lochner

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Behaviour: Birds

IsakPretoriusNHM1Winner Sticky situation Isak Pretorius

CharlieHamiltonJamesNHM1Runner-up Light path Charlie Hamilton James

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Behaviour: Cold-Blooded Animals

LuisJavierSandovalNHM1Winner Dive buddy Luis Javier Sandoval

JulianCohenNHM1Runner-up Confusing beauty Julian Cohen

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Behaviour: Mammals

JoeMcDonaldNHM1Winner The spat Joe McDonald

AndrewWalmsleyNHM1Runner-up Bad boys Andrew Walmsley

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Animals in their Environment

PaulSoudersNHM1Winner The water bear Paul Souders

WimvandenHeeverNHM1Runner-up Surfing delight Wim van den Heever

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Botanical Realms

MichaelNicholsNHM1Winner The President’s crown Michael ‘Nick’ Nichols

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Underwater Worlds

BrianSkerryNHM1Winner Feast of the ancient mariner Brian Skerry

AlexTattersallNHM1Runner-up Lionfish bait Alex Tattersall

JordiChiasPujolNHM1Specially commended The shy crocodile Jordi Chias Pujol

SolvinZanklNHM1Specially commended Pearls of spring Solvin Zankl

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Wildscapes

SergeyGorshkovNHM1Winner The cauldron Sergey Gorshkov

EllenAnonNHM1Runner-up Ice aurora Ellen Anon

AdamGibbsNHM1Specially commended The enchantment Adam Gibbs

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Urban Wildlife

PalHermansenNHM1Winner Life after rust Pål Hermansen

StanislaoBasileoNHM1Runner-up Dam difficult Stanislao Basileo

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Nature in Black and White

RichardPackwoodNHM1Winner The greeting Richard Packwood

AndrewSchoemanNHM1Runner-up Shot in the dark Andrew Schoeman

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Creative Visions

JasperDoestNHM1Winner Snow moment Jasper Doest

TheoBosboomNHM1Runner-up Fish-eye view Theo Bosboom

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Eric Hosking Portfolio Award

ConnorStefanisonNHM1 ConnorStefanisonNHM2 ConnorStefanisonNHM3 ConnorStefanisonNHM4 ConnorStefanisonNHM5 ConnorStefanisonNHM6Winner Connor Stefanison
The flight path, Silent flight, Hot-spring magic, Lucky pounce, Evening peace, Camouflage

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Gerald Durrell Award for Endangered Species

ToshijiFukudaNHM1Winner Tiger untrapped Toshiji Fukuda

ValeriyMaleevNHM1Runner-up Survivors Valeriy Maleev

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World in Our Hands

MikeVeitchNHM1Winner The fish trap Mike Veitch

GarthLenzNHM1Runner-up Oil spoils Garth Lenz

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Wildlife Photojournalist Award

BrentStirtonNHM1Winner God’s Ivory Brent Stirton

DanielBeltráNHM1Runner-up The Dammed Rainforest Daniel Beltrá

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Young awards
10 Years and Under

LouisPattynNHM1Winner Peacock at sunrise Louis Pattyn

AdvaiteshaBirlaNHM1Runner-up Crouching leopard Advaitesha Birla

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11-14 Years

SanderLodoenNHM1Runner-up Catch of the day Sander Lødøen

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15-17 Years

MateuszPiesiakNHM1Winner Last light Mateusz Piesiak

EtienneFranceyNHM1Runner-up Freeze frame Etienne Francey

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