Wildlife Photographer of The Year 55


A sleeping seal, a curious racoon and a tragic turtle are just some of the captivating and emotive images from the Natural History Museum’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, which is now in its fifty-fifth year.

With almost 50,000 entries from professional and amateur photographers submitted to this year’s competition, the world-renowned exhibition will once again showcase a diverse and engaging set of high-quality imagery. Through their ability to inspire curiosity and wonder, the 100 selected images illustrate wildlife photography as an art form and challenge us to consider both our place in the natural world and our responsibility to protect it.

For the ninth year running Metro Imaging have worked closely with the NHM team to produce the shortlisted exhibition prints on large format digital C-type Duratrans, which were then sealed before being displayed in individual light-boxes, hung throughout the gallery space.

The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in the Natural History Museum’s Hintze Hall on 15 October. After the flagship exhibition opening at the competition’s home, the Natural History Museum, the images will embark on a UK and international tour, bringing the beauty and fragility of the natural world to millions beyond London.

Wildlife Photographer of The Year 55 opens at the National History Museum on 18 October 2019 and you can join the conversation online with #WPY55 to stay up to date with the latest on the exhibition and winners.

18 October 2019 – 31 May 2020

Natural History Museum, South Kensington, London. 

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Sleeping Like a Weddell by Ralf Schneider, Highly Commended, Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2019
Lucky break by Jason Bantle, Highly Commended 2019, Urban Wildlife, Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2019
Beach Waste by Matthew Ware, Highly Commended, Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2019