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Wildlife Photographer of the Year harnesses the power of photography to promote the discovery, understanding, and responsible enjoyment of the natural world.
Now in its 49th year, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition provides a global showcase of the very best nature photography. The competition is co-owned by two UK institutions that pride themselves on revealing and championing the diversity of life on Earth - the Natural History Museum and BBC Worldwide.
Being shortlisted in this competition is something to which photographers across the world aspire. Every year emerging talents compete with established names for a chance to be hailed Wildlife Photographer of the Year.
• Animal Portraits
• Behaviour: Mammals / Birds / Cold-Blooded Animals
• Animals in their Environment
• Botanical Realms
• Underwater Worlds
• Urban Wildlife
• Nature in Black and White
• Creative Visions
Up to 5 images can be entered in each category. Images must not have been selected as winner, runner-up or commended in either National or International competitions.
Entry fee: £20 (approx. 32 USD) for 20 images. Entrants under 17 can enter 10 images with no entry cost.
The competition opens to professional photographers, amateurs, young and old, worldwide.
Each category winner shares part of a £30,000 (approx. 49,000 USD) prize fund, with £10,000 for the overall grand title of Wildlife Photographer of the Year, £1000 for all category winners, and £1500 for winners of special award categories.