• Wildlife Photography Exhibition 2018

    Marco Urso

  • Wildlife Photographer of the Year

    Thomas P Peschak

  • Wildlife Photography Exhibition 2018

    Erlend Haarberg

  • Wildlife Photography Exhibition 2018

    Jack Dykinga

  • Thomas P Peschak - Wildlife Photographer of the Year


Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Presented by Brisbane Powerhouse

The Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition harnesses the power of photography to promote the discovery, understanding and responsible enjoyment of the natural world. Brisbane Powerhouse is excited to present this world-class exhibition for the first time in 2018.

Founded in 1964 and organised and produced by the Natural History Museum, Wildlife Photographer of the Year is one of the longest and most prestigious photography competitions in the world. Now in its fifty-third year, the competition received nearly 50,000 submissions from amateur and professional photographers from more than 92 countries.

Every year, 100 of the best images from the competition are selected to be part of an international touring exhibition, which aims to ensure biodiversity and sustainability remain at the forefront of public awareness.

Featuring images across six categories: Diversity, Documentary, Portraits, Portfolio, Environments and Young Photographers, don’t miss this heartfelt and emotive exhibition from 1 September until 4 November.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year is developed and produced by Natural History Museum, London.

Go into the draw to WIN an Australia Zoo experience when you visit Wildlife Photographer of the Year at Brisbane Powerhouse. Fill in the entry form when you come in to see the exhibition and go into the draw to win a family pass (2 adults and 2 children) to Australia Zoo plus a Giraffe Snapshot and feeding voucher. This prize is valued at over $200 and will be drawn Mon 5 November. Only the winner will be notified.

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The exhibition features up to 100 award-winning images and features six categories:

The astounding breadth of life on Earth is instantly recognisable in this section. From frozen wastelands to tropical paradises the images evoke atmosphere and a sense of place, as well as revealing memorable behaviours that add to our understanding of the natural world. Six competition categories are featured in this section: Mammals, Birds, Amphibians and Reptiles, Invertebrates, Plants and Fungi, Animals in their Environment

Images can expand our awareness of the world, bringing nebulous and difficult issues like climate change and deforestation into focus. Some are powerful stories of personal dedication to nature conservation and action. Others reinforce the terrible impacts we have on our planet – purposefully or unwittingly. Two competition categories are featured here:
The Wildlife Photojournalist: Single Image and The Wildlife Photojournalist: Photo Story Award.

Revealing the personality of the subject or adding an emotional element to an image, these memorable photographs draw on the aesthetic of the natural world to entice us in. The competition categories featured in this section are Animal Portraits and Black and White.

The Wildlife Photographer of the Year Portfolio Award is given to one photographer whose outstanding collection of images focus on a specific subject or photographic approach.

Earth, air, water, ice. It’s the combination of different environments that makes our planet so special. Whether celebrating the scale and magnitude of the land, revealing the hidden sights underwater or showcasing nature in a human-dominated environment, the images in this section emphasise two conflicting ideas: human insignificance and human impact. Three competition categories are featured in this section: Under Water, Earths Environments and Urban Wildlife.

Young Photographers
Taken by photographers aged 17 and under, these images make up the Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. They offer a fresh look at the natural world, showcasing the young entrants’ creativity and innovation. Three competition categories are featured: 10 Years and Under, 11–14 Years and 15–17 Years.


About the Venue

Common Questions

How do I get to Brisbane Powerhouse?
See our Getting Here page.

Is parking available?
There is limited free-of-charge, all-day, on-site car parking at Brisbane Powerhouse. If you are travelling by car, please arrive early to secure a park. Additional free parking is available in New Farm Park accessible via our link road, which is opened after 5pm on performance days.

What time should I arrive?
It's best to arrive at least 30-40 minutes before the show start time to find a car park, pick up your tickets at box office and make your way to the venue. The doors of the venue will open approximately 10-15 minutes prior to show time.

Where do I pick up my tickets?
Tickets will be available for pick up from Box Office 60 minutes prior to show time.

Is there food and drink available

Brisbane Powerhouse has two on-site restaurants. More information can be found on our Eat + Drink page.

See more common questions and learn everything you need to know about your visit to Brisbane Powerhouse on our FAQ page.

Get the most out of your visit

See an exhibition
See the world for free with awe-inspiring visual art from just about everywhere. Make sure you don’t miss anything – explore all of the foyers on the main and bottom floors. See what's on.

Explore New Farm Park
Brisbane Powerhouse is located next to the beautiful New Farm Park, one of Brisbane’s most popular and much loved recreational facilities. Pack a picnic, smell the roses in the garden, play a game of tennis, let the kids loose in the playground, enjoy a coffee, or just sit back and take in the sunshine.

Brisbane Powerhouse recommends The JohnsonTryp Hotel, and The Fantauzzo.