Detroit Zoo - Wildlife Photographer of the Year - 2016 Exhibit
Detroit Zoo - Wildlife Photographer of the Year - 2016 Exhibit

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Open May 7-14 Free with admission

A global showcase of the very best nature photography.

Now in its 52nd year, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition features photographs that were selected from close to 50,000 entries and 95 countries. The exhibition has run since the 1960s and has greatly influenced the way wildlife is photographed, including animals, plants and landscapes. It strikes a broad appeal to everyone from professionals to amateurs and even young photographers, who have an exclusive category that showcases a budding, creative eye.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year champions ethical photography. Images are chosen for their artistic composition, technical innovation and truthful interpretation of the natural world. This year, the winning selections include 100 images.

From single intimate frames to complex photo stories and layered motion stills, the 100 award winners are bonded by startling visuals, compelling narratives and a shared purpose: reigniting passion for the natural world. These are pictures people dream about.

The exhibition opens with Wild Lights November 18, 2016 and runs through April 2, 2017. This world-class exhibition is free with Zoo admission. It is located in the Ford Education Center in the Changing Exhibit Gallery on the second floor.