Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2023

22 October 2023 to 21 September 2024 Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

A polar bear sleeps peacefully on a small iceberg, nestled against the icy surface. The backdrop features a vast, gently rippled ocean with a serene, cloudy sky. The image captures the tranquility and vulnerability of the polar bear in its natural habitat.
Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2023

Returning to Bristol Museum & Art Gallery! 100 stunning photographs showcasing Earth’s extraordinary diversity and highlighting the fragility of wildlife on our planet...

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery is proud to host the 59th Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition, meaning you can experience these incredible images alongside the museum’s fascinating natural science collections.

View the 100 winning photographs out of 49,957 entries into the competition by photographers of all ages and experience levels from 95 countries.

The exhibition features soundscapes, videos, expert insights and stunning photography that capture animal behaviour, spectacular species, and breathtaking diversity of the natural world.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year, established in 1965, is a globally renowned photography competition that highlights exceptional talent worldwide. With entries from over 90 countries, winning images are chosen for their creativity, originality and technical excellence by international experts.