Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Discover extraordinary award-winning images celebrating the diversity of the natural world.
Thu 7 Mar - Sun 25 Aug
9.30am to 5pm daily
See the world through a new lens.
From intimate portraits to wild landscapes. Internationally-acclaimed exhibition Wildlife Photographer of the Year returns to the Australian National Maritime Museum in 2019.
On loan from the Natural History Museum in London, these 100 extraordinary images celebrate the diversity of the natural world, from intimate animal portraits to astonishing wild landscapes.
Wildlife Photographer of the Year is the most prestigious photography event of its kind, running for more than 50 years. It has a pivotal role in providing a global platform to showcase the natural world’s most powerful and challenging imagery.
Chosen from more than 50,000 international entries:
Winning images are selected for their creativity, originality and technical excellence. Launching in 1965 and attracting 361 entries, the competition today receives almost 50,000 entries from 92 countries. The 100 award-winning images selected embark on an international tour allowing them to be seen by millions of people.
2019's exhibition features four Australian finalists:
* Georgina Steytler, Winner, Behaviour: Invertebrates, 2018
* Justin Gilligan, Highly commended, Behaviour: Invertebrates, 2018
* Robert Irwin, Highly commended, 11–14 Years Old, 2018
* David Gallan, Highly commended, Animals In Their Environment, 2018
Please note: Wildlife Photographer of the Year will momentarily close from Mon 1 - Fri 5 Jul to make way for the installation of a dramatic newly-decommissioned Seahawk helicopter ‘Tiger 75’ in the Navy Gallery. Other exhibits will remain open during this period, and if you’re lucky, you could catch a glimpse of the breathtaking feat as the new helicopter is rigged high in the gallery space.
Image: © Valter Bernardeschi "Mister Whiskers" - Animal Portraits, Highly Commended