Archive: Wildlife Photographer of the Year Makes U.S. Debut at Detroit Zoo

Exhibition begins November 16; open during Wild Lights

November 12, 2019

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

A bald eagle touches down on a snowy riverbank with its massive wingspan on full display; a Weddell seal lies in peaceful repose on a bed of ice; a puma mom poses serenely as her cubs play-fight around her – these are among 100 stunning images featured in the 2019 Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition, showcasing wildlife and wild places from around the globe.

Britain’s foremost natural history museum has selected the Detroit Zoo as the site of the exhibition’s U.S. debut for the 14th consecutive year. The show begins November 16, 2019, at the Ford Education Center and runs through May 10, 2020, free with Zoo admission.

The exhibition of winning photographs from the 2019 competition features 100 images – dramatically displayed as illuminated large-format color transparencies – chosen from more than 48,000 entries by professional and amateur photographers from 100 countries.

Now in its 55th year, Wildlife Photographer of the Year is developed and produced by the Natural History Museum, London.

The exhibition will be open during Wild Lights, the Detroit Zoo’s spectacular holiday display featuring more than five million LED lights. Presented by Strategic Staffing Solutions, Wild Lights will be held November 16-17, 22-24 and 29-30, December 1, 6-8, 13-15, 19-23 and 26-31, 2019, and January 2-5, 2020. Visit for information and tickets.