Now in its 49th year, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, owned by the Natural History Museum and BBC Worldwide, is open to professional and amateur photographers of all ages. The annual competition launches in January 2013. Successful images will be displayed in a stunning exhibition launched at the Natural History Museum that then tours the UK and overseas.
The competition and exhibition aim to showcase outstanding creativity and photographic skills, inspiring wonder at the natural world, and highlighting the need for wildlife conservation in audiences of all ages.
Visitors to the Life Science Centre will be able to find out what the judges, scientists and photographers think about particular images. In addition, visitors can select
their favourite images and choose from a selection of prints to have in their own home.
For further details about the competition, categories and rules please visit www.nhm.ac.uk/wildphoto
©Steve Winter (USA) Last wild picture – winner 2012
©Jasper Doest (The Netherlands) Relaxation – winner 2012