59th Annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year
9 December 2023—28 April 2024
The world-renowned exhibition, on loan from the Natural History Museum in London, will open exclusively in Aotearoa New Zealand at Tāmaki Paenga Hira Auckland War Memorial Museum on Saturday 9 December 2023. Wildlife Photographer of the Year 59 will deliver exceptional images that capture fascinating animal behaviour, spectacular species and the breathtaking diversity of the natural world.
Using photography’s unique emotive power to engage and inspire audiences, the images shine a light on stories and species around the world and encourage a future of advocating for the planet.
Auckland Museum Chief Executive David Reeves says the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 59 is a must see for anyone passionate about the natural world and its protection.
Wildlife Photographer of the Year is the most prestigious photography event of its kind, providing a global platform that showcases some of the best photography talent from around the world for nearly 60 years. Launching in 1965, today the competition receives entries from 95 countries all over the world, highlighting its enduring appeal. This year’s award-winning images will embark on an international tour that will allow them to be seen by well over a million people. It is the fifth time the hugely popular annual exhibition has been on show at Auckland Museum.
This year’s competition attracted an astounding 49,957 entries from photographers of all ages and experience levels. During an intense week at the Natural History Museum in London, entries were judged anonymously on their creativity, originality, and technical excellence by an international panel of industry experts.
The exhibition at Auckland Museum is a chance to view these stunning photographs, beautifully illuminated, up close and in person from Saturday 9 December 2023. Tickets are on sale from 28 November at aucklandmuseum.com.
Featured image: Coral connections by Alex Mustard, UK