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Wildlife Photographer of the Year

The Natural History Museum's Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition is now showing at the Eden Project, and you can experience this astonishing collection of images like never before – and all for free with Eden admission. Moving away from the traditional gallery space and into the great outdoors, each photograph will be framed by nature against the backdrop of our spectacular gardens. 

Weave your way through the wilds of our Outdoor Gardens for jaw-dropping encounters with 100 of the most acclaimed wildlife photographs from 2023's competition.

Top image © Shashwat Harish

Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Exhibition developed by Natural History Museum, London

About the exhibition

Wildlife Photographer of the Year celebrates the very best nature photography and photojournalism, using the unique emotive power of photography to inspire wonder and create advocates for the natural world. 

The exhibition’s stunning images will allow you to experience nature in vivid detail and get up close to some of the world’s most extraordinary species, the lives they live and the challenges they face. These images encourage us all to think differently about our impact on the natural world.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year is owned and run by the Natural History Museum, and is being hosted by the Eden Project as part of its international tour. 

The winner of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2023

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Why this exhibition is important to Eden

Our mission as a charity is to demonstrate and inspire positive action for the planet.

We believe our world is in jeopardy, but that by working together and with nature there is also hope. Wildlife Photographer of the Year's reaction-sparking images vividly showcase some of these challenges as well as the wonder of the natural world, and have the power to inspire change. 

25 years ago, the Eden Project was a barren clay quarry with no soil or plants, but it's been transformed into a global garden teeming with life. Displayed in a location that tangibly demonstrates that positive transformation is possible, experiencing the exhibition in our gardens is a powerful metaphor offering hope to future generations. 

About the competition

The 2023 exhibition is the fifty-ninth year of the competition, showcasing acclaimed photographs from all the competition categories, presenting a huge variety of inspiring images capturing nature’s rich diversity. The jury – made up of respected wildlife experts and nature photographers from over 90 nations – seeks faithful representation of the natural world, and there are strict limits on what kinds of photographic postprocessing and manipulation are acceptable.

The origins of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition go back to 1965. The competition is now solely owned and developed by the Natural History Museum, London.

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