The world-renowned Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition returns to M Shed from 12 November to 5 March 2017,  featuring 100 awe-inspiring images of fascinating animal behaviour and breath-taking wild landscapes.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year is the most prestigious photography event of its kind, showcasing the natural world’s most astonishing and challenging sights for over 50 years. 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 developed and produced by the Natural History Museum in London and sponsored in Bristol by Resource Solutions Group (RSG). ‘Every year I am astounded by the spectacular images in this exhibition,’ says Laura Pye, Head of Culture at Bristol City Council. ‘Ranging from the amusing to the moving, the exhibition presents the very best in wildlife photography and has become one of the highlights of Bristol’s cultural calendar. I want to thank our exhibition sponsors Resource Solutions Group for their generous support.’
Wildlife Photographer of the Year
‘Termite Tossing’  © Willem Kruger, Finalist
Launching in 1965 and attracting 361 entries, today the competition receives almost 50,000 entries from 96 countries highlighting its enduring appeal.
Judged by an international jury of photography experts, the images were selected for their creativity, artistry and technical complexity. This year’s 100 award-winning images will embark on an international tour that allows them to be seen by millions of people across six continents.
A range of events will accompany the exhibition, including talks by Bristol based finalist Sam Hobson and competition judge Roz Kidman Cox.
Wildlife Photographer of the Year‘Nosy Neighbour’ © Sam Hobson, Finalist

Visit the exhibition

Exhibition Information

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2016

12 November 2016 – 5 March 2017

Exhibition Tickets
£5 Adult | £4 Conc. | Under 16s Free

Venue Information

M Shed, Princes Wharf, Wapping Road, Bristol BS1 4RN Tel: 0117 352 6600

Tuesday – Friday: 10am–5pm | Weekends: 10am–6pm

Closed Mondays except school and bank holidays


Featured image © Tim Laman, Grand Title Winner