Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Exhibition open Nov. 19 to April 16, 2023 Free with admission

Complimentary with Zoo admission

Owned by the Natural History Museum in London, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition celebrates the very best of nature photography and photojournalism, using the unique emotive power of photography to inspire wonder and create advocates for the natural world.

The exhibition showcases 100 photographs in a variety of competition categories and features inspiring images that capture nature’s rich diversity. The Detroit Zoo is the first stop in the United States for the Wildlife Photographer of the Year art exhibition, and access to the exhibit is included with your Zoo admission.

This internationally renowned exhibit allows viewers to experience nature in vivid detail. Gaze through the lens expert wildlife photographers to get up close to some of the world’s most extraordinary species, the lives they live and the challenges they face.

Explore the magic of this one-of-a-kind exhibit at Wild Lights! The best way to view the Wildlife Photographer of the Year art exhibition is with our Wild Lights Brilliant Bundle Package. This package allows you to visit the Zoo and view the art exhibition during daytime hours before watching us flip the switch for Wild Lights, our annual holiday celebration that sees the Zoo illuminated by millions of twinkling lights. Wildlife Photographer of the Year is open during all Wild Lights dates and times. Experience a winter wonderland by booking your visit today!