Wildlife Photographer of the Year at London’s Natural History Museum

© Makoto Ando, Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2020

The annual exhibition, on view 16 October 2020 – 6 June 2021, showcases the winning images from the Museum’s long-running and respected competition, bringing together the world’s best nature photographers and wildlife journalists to drive positive change. With over 100 years of history, Leica Camera has long supported prominent wildlife photographers and figures as ambassadors who highlight wildlife issues— many have recognised in previous years of the awards.

This year’s first digital awards ceremony will be broadcast live from the Museum on social media platforms on 13th October. The exhibition will be open to the public from 19th October, with tickets on sale from 3 September. Following its run at the Natural History Museum, the exhibition will visit other venues in the UK and across the globe to inspire millions of people.

Seeing these breathtaking photographs will give people the chance to reconnect with the natural world at a time when people have been longing to rediscover its wonder. The exhibition’s stunning lightbox displays will enable visitors to experience these photographs in vivid detail and get up close to some extraordinary species, the lives they live and the challenges they face in adapting to human impacts and a changing environment.

The Natural History Museum is both a world-leading science research centre and the most-visited natural history museum in Europe. With a vision of a future in which both people and the planet thrive, it is uniquely positioned to be a powerful champion for balancing humanity’s needs with those of the natural world.

Hannah Vijayan earned Highly Commended for her image of a bear hunting for salmon in an Alaskan national park