Visit an aquarium, planetarium, rainforest, and natural history museum—all under one living roof.
BigPicture, our award-winning photography competition, zooms in on the world’s most captivating creatures and endangered ecosystems to illustrate the rich diversity of life on Earth—and challenges us to take action to protect it.
As you explore the 48 winning images (selected from nearly 6,000 submissions!), experience the mysterious beauty of our world from some surprising new angles—and picture yourself entering next year’s competition.
Closing soon! BigPicture will be on view in the Academy’s Piazza through October 29, 2017.
Explore this year’s winning pictures in pixels, and then treat yourself to the eye-popping prints on exhibit at the Academy.
Meet the Judges
Chaired by world-renowned wildlife photographer Suzi Eszterhas, our esteemed panel of seven judges includes photo luminaries like Larry Minden and James Balog.
Behind the Lens
Take a closer look at the competition’s winning images in bioGraphic, the Academy's online magazine about science and sustainability and official BigPicture media sponsor.