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Wildlife Photographer of the Year 56

Monday 17th May 2021 — Sunday 13th Jun 2021, The Base Gallery

Full Price £9 / Concessions £7.50 / Under-16s £6 / Groups of 10+ £7 / Under-5s Free

  • A puffin is flying mid air, with a beak full of krill.
  • A Siberian tiger stands over a rocky surface covered with brown coloured leaves, that have fallen from the tree behind.
    Detail: © Sergey Gorshkov

Tickets are now on sale!

The world-renowned exhibition, on loan from the Natural History Museum in London, comes to The Base, featuring exceptional images which 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.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year
is the most prestigious photography event of its kind, providing a global platform that showcases the natural world’s most astonishing and challenging sights for over 50 years. Launched in 1965 and attracting 361 entries, today the competition receives over 49,000 entries from 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 over a million people.

We hope that this year's exhibition will provide an opportunity for audiences to pause, reflect and ignite a passion of advocating for the natural world.

Dr Tim Littlewood, Judge and Executive Director of Science, Natural History Museum, London
Front cover images of books to accompany the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition showing brown bear with a fish in its mouth and long-nosed primate.

Official Merchandise

We are delighted to be able to offer a range of merchandise to purchase in conjunction with this exhibition. These beautiful souvenirs and gifts will give you a flavour of this year's outstanding imagery. These items can be purchased on the booking page when you purchase your ticket. Please note: There are limited quantities of each item so you can pre-order to collect when you visit The Base!

Base Pass

Purchase a Base Pass and enjoy unlimited gallery access for 12 months from £20!

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Please note: This exhibition features images containing animal behaviour, cruelty to animals and spiders. Some visitors may find these images disturbing. Please ask our team on arrival for more information on the whereabouts of these images within the exhibition.

Please select a time slot for your arrival. Last entry is 4pm.

All tickets must be booked in advance with a time slot. You can book in advance with confidence as, if you are no longer able to attend due to becoming unwell with Covid-19 or having to isolate due to Covid-19, we will offer you the chance to transfer your tickets to an alternative date or to receive a credit or refund to the full value of your tickets. Find out more about your visit with us

Parent and Baby Day: 24 May

Relaxed Day: 7 June

Photo credits: Late Delivery © Catherine Dobbins d’Alessio and Taiga Tiger in the Night © Sergey Gorshkov