The world-renowned Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition opens today at the National Museum of Scotland, the only Scottish venue at which it will appear. On loan from the Natural History Museum in London, the exhibition features 100 awe-inspiring images, from fascinating animal behaviour to breathtaking wild landscapes.

The Edinburgh Reporter interviewed Dr Nick Fraser, Keeper of Natural Sciences, and Alison Cromarty, Exhibitions Manager about the fabulous array of photographs on show.

Now in its 49th year, the internationally-recognised annual competition drew around 43,000 entries from 96 countries, from amateur and professional photographers alike. The rigorous selection process brought together judges from across the globe, to choose the best entries based on creativity, artistry and technical complexity.


Through the lens of wildlife photography, the exhibition captures the intrigue and beauty of our planet, giving us a glimpse of the natural world as it has never been seen before.


The exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland will be the only showing in Scotland and forms part of a tour to ten venues across the UK, as well as internationally.


Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Monday 17 March to Sunday 1 June 2014

National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh