Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2016

The Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, founded in 1965, is an annual international showcase of the best in nature photography. Wildlife Photographer of the Year is developed and produced by the Natural History Museum, London. This year, the contest attracted nearly 50,000 entries. The owners and sponsors have been kind enough to share the following 11 finalists from this year's competition. Their website has images from previous years and more information about the current competition and exhibition. Captions provided by the photographers and WPY.

Read more
Hints: View this page full screen. Skip to the next and previous photo by typing j/k or ←/→.

Most Recent

  • Bettmann / Getty

    Weird, Wonderful Photos From Another Era

    A grab bag of interesting, seldom-seen historic images depicting myriad people, places, and things—from epic achievements to small moments.

  • Steffen Olsen / Danish Meteorological Institute via Reuters

    Photos of the Week: Kangaroo Boxing, Royal Ascot, Moon Pool

    A hungry polar bear in Russia, Women's World Cup action in France, exuberant Raptors fans in Toronto, a “Protest Against Divisiveness” in New York, aquabike racing in Hungary, and much more.

  • USGS

    Apollo Training: When Arizona Stood In for the Moon

    Arizona’s existing geology, coupled with man-made crater fields, hosted numerous moonlike sites for Apollo astronauts to train.

  • Chan Srithaweeporn / Getty

    Photos: The Moods of Monument Valley

    A collection of images of some of the many moods of this iconic valley, from wild storms to dusky evenings to bright, sunlit panoramas