Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2022 is coming to Bristol next month

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2022 is coming to Bristol next month

Posted on: 28 Oct 2022

Wildlife Photographer of the Year is returning to M Shed once more with a brand new selection of stunning photographs capturing the breathtaking diversity and complexity of the natural world.


This showcase of the world's best photographic talent begins on Saturday 19 November and ends on Tuesday 9 May 2023.


From fascinating animals behaving candidly in their natural space to remarkable species not often seen by humans, these 100 powerful photographs illustrate the precious beauty of our planet and the need to treat it with respect and love. 


Tickets for the event can be found here.



This collection of stunning images shines a light on stories from all over the world and manages to convey the impact of human activity in ways that words cannot, exploring parts of the world that we are not often afforded access with sub-aquatic scenes, battling birds and munching monkeys all featured.


Now in its 58th year, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year, run by the Natural History Museum in London, is considered the premier competition in the world of nature photography. The Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition, which is heading to Bristol next month, is a showcase of winning and highly commended images from the competition.


Launching in 1965, today the competition receives entries from over 90 countries all around the world, the winning pictures are chosen for their creativity, originality and technical excellence by a panel of international experts.


This year, Karine Aigner has won the Wildlife Photographer of the Year’s Grand Title award for an outstanding, and in some ways disconcerting, shot of male cactus bees enveloping a female, see below.

The winner of the Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2022 was 16-year-old Katanyou Wuttichaitanakorn from Thailand for his visionary capture of a Bryde's Whale surfacing off the Gulf of Thailand. A keen naturalist and a photographer since the age of 12, Katanyou's work mainly focuses on the wildlife around his home in Bangkok.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year will be at Bristol's M Shed from Saturday 19 November and Tuesday 9 May with tickets priced at £7 for adults, £5 for concessions and free for under-16s. Tickets can be purchased here.

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Stanley Gray

Stan is a born and bred Bristolian, recently graduated from studying English Literature in Sheffield. His passions are music and literature and spends the majority of his time in venues all over the city immersing himself in Bristol’s alternative music scene. A lifelong Bristol City fan, Stan’s Saturday’s are spent watching his team both home and away.