Wildlife Photographer of the Year

21st November 2017 - 23rd November 2017 | National Museum of Scotland, United Kingdom


About Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Edinburgh

Photographs are submitted from around the world in a quest to become the Wildlife Photographer of the Year. Winners of the prestigious competition are put on display at the National History Museum in London, before being loaned out for an international tour. The 100 winning images reach the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh towards the end of the year.  Categories include specific pictures of animals, as well as interpretive subject matters such as Urban, Impressions and “In the Sky”. The Wildlife Photographer of the Year has been running since 1964 with 600 entries and now receives in excess of 32,000 submissions.

Helpful information about Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Edinburgh

You can arrive by train into the city centre and change for services to arrive close to the National Museum of Scotland.  Local bus company Lothian Buses will help you reach the museum or Waverly train station is no more than a 15minute walk away. Edinburgh has its own international airport situated half an hour from the city. The museum is free entry, although welcomes donations and opening times are from 10am to 5pm. If you are travelling in large groups, the museum is able to help plan your visit if you contact them ahead of your arrival.

Making the most of Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Edinburgh

With the exhibition being on tour and only available in Edinburgh for a short period expect it to be busy. There is no prior booking, so arrive as early as possible but be prepared to queue. Once the competition winners are announced you will be able to find them online so you can see what to expect. Children are more than welcome and elsewhere in the museum there are child friendly activities. If you are a keen photographer, why not look into how to submit a winning shot for next year.

Where to stay in Edinburgh for Wildlife Photographer of the Year

When booking a place to stay in Edinburgh, choose from a selection of houses, studio flats, spare rooms, B&Bs and many other private rentals close to the museum. Wherever you choose to stay it is easy to get around by public transport. Check our accommodation in Edinburgh.

Things to do in Edinburgh near Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Make sure you visit the historic Edinburgh Castle, plus you won’t be far from Calton Hill and Arthurs Seat for a great view over the city. You can go shopping in Princes Street or the Royal Yacht Britannia is within a short journey, or stay local and visit the other museums and galleries in Edinburgh.

More information about Wildlife Photographer of the Year

You can find out more information regarding Wildlife Photographer of the year here, including: about the awards and its history, the various categories, list of overall winners and individual details on those who have submitted entries. 

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