European Wildlife Photographer of the Year

29 September 2016


From frozen landscapes to a surprised newt, the latest exhibition at the Horniman Museum and Gardens in Forest Hill, south London, showcases the beauty and diversity of the natural world. The European Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition, opening on Saturday 26 November, features all the winning photographs in the 2015 competition, on display for the first time in the UK.

© Matteo Lonati / www.gdtfoto.deThe 84 exceptional images, by photographers from across Europe, highlight some of nature’s most dramatic action, eye-catching details and surprising patterns. The exhibition also captures unique moments such as a new-born seal’s first glimpse of the world and an ant’s tiny environment magnified into a colourful ‘fairyland’. Taking pride of place is the overall winner, Shadow Walker, a photograph of an urban fox taken by Surrey-based photographer Richard Peters, in his back garden.

Jo Hatton, Keeper of Natural History at the Horniman Museum and Gardens, says: ‘There are photos here that will fascinate and delight any nature-lover, as well as some that remind us of the fragility of our world. But above all visitors will be struck by the sheer beauty and wonderful variety of nature, captured by the artistry of some of Europe’s best photographers.’

The European Wildlife Photographer of the Year is open from Saturday 26 November 2016 to Sunday 15 January 2017, and is free to visit.

The Horniman is situated at 100 London Road, Forest Hill, London SE23 3PQ on the South Circular Road (A205). It can be reached easily by train to Forest Hill station (London Overground/Southern, travel time approx.15-20 minutes from east/central London or East Croydon) and by local buses (176, 185, 197, 356, P4). 

Image: Top: © Marcus Zadra / Stormy View; Below: © Matteo Lonati / Lightness.