Witness the Wonders of Wildlife at Aberdeen Art Gallery’s New Exhibition

Aberdeen Art Gallery hosts the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition, showcasing exceptional photographs that inspire a deeper connection with the planet.

Witness the Wonders of Wildlife at Aberdeen Art Gallery’s New Exhibition
The Catwalk by Shashwat Harish (Kenya)

The Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition has just opened at Aberdeen Art Gallery. This is the fifty-ninth year of the world-renowned event, on loan from the Natural History Museum in London. As you walk through the gallery on the top floor, you'll see exceptional images that capture fascinating animal behaviour, stunning species, and the incredible diversity of the natural world.

This exhibition uses the power of photography to engage and inspire you. Each image tells a story, shedding light on different species and environments around the globe. These amazing photographs encourage you to contemplate the planet's future and the importance of advocating for its protection.

Mason Bee at Work by Solvin Zankel (Germany)

Wildlife Photographer of the Year is a prestigious to arrive in Aberdeen. For nearly 60 years, it has provided a global platform to showcase some of the best photography talent on the planet. The competition opens for entries every October and closes in December. This year, it attracted nearly 50,000 entries from photographers of all ages and experience levels from 95 countries. Aberdeen Art Gallery is part of a major tour, allowing you and many others to enjoy these award-winning images.

We are facing urgent biodiversity and climate crises, and photography is a powerful catalyst for change. The Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition reveals some of nature’s most wondrous sights whilst offering hope and achievable actions visitors can take to help protect the natural world.
Dr Doug Gurr - Natural History Museum

The competition began in 1965, founded by BBC Wildlife Magazine, which was then called Animals. The Natural History Museum joined forces in 1984 to shape the competition into what it is today. Now solely run by the Natural History Museum, the competition ignites curiosity about the natural world by showcasing Earth's extraordinary diversity and highlighting the fragility of our world’s wildlife.

Coral Connections by Alex Mustard (UK)

As part of the exhibition, there is also a unique sound installation by Andrej Bako. This 38-minute composition is made from field recordings that explore the relationship between water and the environments that support life on Earth. The sound installation adds an extra layer to your visit, making it a truly immersive experience.

The Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition at Aberdeen Art Gallery is a great way to connect with the natural world and be inspired by the incredible work of photographers from around the globe. The exhibition runs until 27 October. Pricing is as follows: Adults £8 / Concessions £5 / Exhibition Pass £10 / Children 16 and under go free.