Wildlife Photographer of the Year. Winner 2020, Animal Portraits: The pose by Mogens Trolle, Denmark

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

4 DECEMBER 2020 – 29 AUGUST 2021

Øster Voldgade 5–7, Copenhagen

see the world through a new lens

The international competition Wildlife Photographer of the Year is the world's largest of its kind. Now the exhibition, featuring the 99 best pictures, is coming to Denmark.

The Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition is equivalent to the Oscars for wildlife photographers, attracting the most talented amateurs and professionals from around the world. The exhibition, featuring the 99 best pictures, is produced by the Natural History Museum in London and seen by millions of people each year.

Now, the exhibition is coming to the Natural History Museum of Denmark and will immerse you in the breathtaking diversity of the natural world. Encounter the beauty and fragility of wildlife, see fascinating animal behaviour and get to know extraordinary species. Go deeper and discover the surprising – and often challenging – stories behind the images during a time of environmental crisis.

And the winner is ...

A panel of international experts have carefully selected the awarded images in the exhibition from nearly 50,000 entries by the world's best photographers. The winners of the different categories, including the overall prestigious Grand Title winners, were announced on 13 October 2020. For the first time since 1965, the awards ceremony was conducted virtually and streamed live from the Natural History Museum of London's iconic Hintze Hall via social media and on YouTube.

A sneak peek of some of the photos in the exhibition

Click on the photos below to see them in larger format and get the story behind the picture.


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Øster Voldgade 5-7
1350 Copenhagen K
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WPY: © Evie Easterbook

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Buy tickets online

Avoid queues and sold-out dates by pre-booking your time slot ticket for the Natural History Museum of Denmark via our webshop.

Tickets can be booked four months in advance. The time slot marks your arrival time at the museum on Øster Voldgade 5-7, where you e.g. can experience 'The King of Dinosaurs' and until 29 August 2021 also 'Wildlife Photographer of the Year'. Within 48 hours, the same ticket also gives access to one visit to the Palm House in the Botanical Garden and to the Zoological Museum.

Our annual pass holders and guests with pre-paid combo-tickets like Copenhagen Card and Parkmuseerne also need to reserve a free time slot to be ensured access to the museum upon arrival.

People's Choice Award

In addition to the 99 photos selected for the exhibition by the jury, the Natural History Museum in London nominates a further 25 photos for a global public vote.

The winner of the People's Choice Award has now been found.

See more...

Join the conversation

Join the conversation about Wildlife Photographer of the Year and share your exhibition experience on social media with #WPY56 and #StatensNaturhistoriskeMuseum.

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The exhibition is generously supported by:

Louis-Hansen Fonden
Konsul George Jorck og Hustru Emma Jorck's Fond
Knud Højgaards Fond
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Thanks for the collaboration:

NHM, London

Wildlife Photographer of the Year is developed and produced by the Natural History Museum, London.

UN’s Sustainable Development Goals:

UN goals

The Natural History Museum of Denmark supports UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.