WildlifePhotographerOfTheYear@nhm_wpy

Now in its 54th year, WPY is the most prestigious nature photography competition in the world.
OPEN FOR ENTRIES until 11.30am GMT on 13 Dec.

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WildlifePhotographerOfTheYear

#WPY55 has now closed for entries. Thank you and good luck to everyone who entered!
All entrants will be contacted by the competition team in late January/early February, with an aim to contact everyone by 11th February.
The 2019 jury can’t wait to get started in selecting their finest 100 images to make up the fifty-fifth Wildlife Photographer of the Year collection. The winners will be announced in October 2019.

Image by #WPYalumni Klaus Tamm, Germany.
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WildlifePhotographerOfTheYear

Want to be part of Wildlife Photographer of the Year? You have 24 hours to enter the next competition, #WPY55! 😱
The competition closes for entries tomorrow morning at 11.30am GMT.
There’s still time to get your submissions in, but we recommend getting started right now as it can take longer than you think. The deadline is final and entries cannot be accepted once it has passed.
If you’ve any last minute queries please email wildlifephotographeroftheyear@nhm.ac.uk as soon as possible. Our team will respond as soon as they can.
Good luck everyone!

Image by #WPYalumni Jim Neiger.
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Want to enter WPY? Time is of the essence as the competition closes in just under two days at 11.30am GMT on Thursday 13 Dec!
Here’s some inspiration for you. In our latest film, photojournalist @moheim tells us why she enters, and what it means to her to be successful in WPY for the first time.
Enter now and next autumn this could be you! 🙌

To access our online entry system and read up on our rules, jury, categories and FAQs, visit the Competition section at www.wildlifephotographeroftheyear.com.
If you’re experiencing any technical difficulties we suggest emailing the competition team as soon as possible via the ‘Contact us' section at the bottom of our website. We will always endeavour to come back to you as soon as we can.
Giving yourself as much time as possible is important as the deadline is final and entries cannot be accepted after it has passed.
Good luck everyone!
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WildlifePhotographerOfTheYear

Want to be part of WPY? There's just two days and 16 hours left to enter the competition! We close at 11.30am GMT on the morning of Thursday 13 Dec.
If you're thinking about entering your best work, now is the time to go for it! 🙌🏻 You can enter, read our rules and FAQs, meet the jury and familiarise yourself with our categories by visiting the Competition section at www.wildlifephotographeroftheyear.com.

Please note the deadline is final. Enter now to avoid last minute stress!

Image by #WPYalumni Wim van den Heever.
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The mesmerizing pattern of a beaded sand anemone beautifully frames a juvenile Clarkii clownfish in Lembeh strait, Sulawesi, Indonesia. Known as a 'nursery' anemone, it is often a temporary home for young clownfish until they find a more suitable host anemone for adulthood.

Image: Shy by Pedro Carrillo, Spain.

Should this picture win the @lumixuk #WPYPeoplesChoice Award? That's up to you! Choose your favourite photograph and vote for it via the link in our bio.
The winner will be showcased in the #WPY54 exhibition at the @natural_history_museum, open now.
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A great grey owl and her chicks sit in their nest in the broken top of a Douglas fir tree in Kamloops, Canada.
They looked towards Connor Stefanison only twice as he watched them during the nesting season from a tree hide 50 feet (15 metres) up.
Image: Family Portrait by @connorstefanison, Canada. Shortlisted 2018, The @lumixuk #WPYPeoplesChoice Award.
Is this the winner? You decide. Browse the shortlist and choose your favourite image via the link in our bio.
We'll announce the winner in February.
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WildlifePhotographerOfTheYear

It’s time to pick your Wildlife Photographer of the Year! 📸
Cast your vote for the @lumixuk #WPYPeoplesChoice Award now by voting for your favourite from our shortlist of 25 images via the link in our bio.

This year’s selection features the depths of the underwater world, breath-taking landscapes, photojournalism and some very memorable portraits. There’s something for everyone, so get involved now by browsing the shortlist and choosing your winner!

The winning image will be showcased in the #WPY54 exhibition at the @natural_history_museum, open now.

Winner announced 13 Feb.

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We’re kicking off our #WPY_Winter theme and our first image from the series takes us to the stunning setting of Lake Kussharo on Hokkaido, Japan's northern island.
#WPYalumni @pgostby was successful in the 2013 competition with this shot, aptly named ‘Swan Lake.’ Each winter, large numbers of whooper swans escape the cold of Siberia and northern Mongolia, their summer breeding grounds, and migrate to the lake. ‘The restless birds in swirling mists are hugely photogenic, though the conditions can be tricky.' The mist often makes it hard to focus and to choose the correct exposure, and on this trip, sub-zero temperatures meant that Per-Gunnar's main camera body lasted only three days.
For the next two weeks, he was in constant fear of his second camera body freezing up. 'The swans in this image,' he adds, 'standing on a stage of snow-sprinkled ice, looked so ethereal that the picture just had to be created in black and white.' Image: Swan lake by Per-Gunnar Ostby, Norway. Commended 2013, Black and White.

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WildlifePhotographerOfTheYear

Just under two weeks left to enter Wildlife Photographer of the Year! Find out more and submit your best work via the link in our bio.
In our latest film, hear from competition winners Georgina Steytler and Arshdeep Singh, WPY judge Kathy Moran, and Sir David Attenborough about what makes WPY so special.
Deadline for entries: 11.30am GMT on Thursday 13 Dec. Don't miss out!
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Don’t get left behind! The next WPY competition, #WPY55, is open for entries until 11.30am GMT on the morning of Thursday 13 Dec.

The deadline is final and entries can't be accepted once it has passed, so we recommend giving yourself plenty of time to finalise your submissions and upload them to our entry system online.

For information about our diverse range of categories, the competition rules, our esteemed judging panel and the conditions of entry, visit the link in our bio.

Good luck, everyone! Don't forget the Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year is free to enter for photographers aged 17 and under too.

This heartwarming photograph is by #WPYalumni Thorsten Milse.
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We asked world-renowned photographer and multiple WPY winner @thomaspeschak why he enters WPY and here's what he told us.
Find out more about the competition, including the rules, jury and categories, via the link in our bio.
Deadline for entries: 11.30am GMT, Thursday 13 Dec. Good luck!
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The rusty metal rod at the opening of a sewerage outlet pipe was a favourite perch for kingfishers, giving them a view of the fish below. @felixheintzenberg visited the spot many times to study them.
Seeing the photographic potential of the colourful scene, he used a gentle flash to highlight this particular bird against the dark opening.
Excellent hunters, kingfishers are also good indicators of high water quality. With better water treatment and bans on pollutants in some cities, these birds are slowly returning to urban areas.
Kingfishers can struggle to find natural fishing perches in cities and so use whatever they can find, including shopping trollies and scrap metal.

Image: City Fisher by @felixheintzenberg, Germany / Sweden.Highly commended 2018, Urban Wildlife.

Discover more surprising stories of urban wildlife in the #WPY54 exhibition, open at the @natural_history_museum now. For tickets visit nhm.ac.uk/wpy.

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