BigPicture: Natural World Photography
The Academy’s seventh-annual BigPicture exhibit showcases the 49 winning images from our highly-acclaimed nature, wildlife, and conservation photography competition.
Winnowed down from a pool of over 6,400 submissions from 65 countries, the photographs on exhibit share a visually immersive story of our planet—from the incredible hardiness of a mountain hare to a fungi fairytale in a Greek forest—and are accompanied by thought-provoking context and illuminating insights from Academy scientists.
BigPicture will open after the Academy reopens (hopefully!) later this summer. Stay tuned for more exhibit updates—and learn more about what the Academy is doing to prepare for a safe, healthy reopening.
Meet the judges
Chaired by award-winning wildlife photographer Suzi Eszterhas, BigPicture's esteemed panel of six judges includes luminaries like Roie Galitz, Tony Wu, and Sophie Stafford.
Dive a little deeper
Learn more about the facts and stories behind the photos in bioGraphic, the Academy’s online magazine about science and sustainability.
Slideshow photo credits:
First photo: "Hare Ball" by Andy Parkinson
Second photo: "Sundew" by Edwin Giesbers
Third photo: "Amplexus" by Mathieu Foulquié
Fourth photo: “Guardian Warriors” by Ami Vitale
Fifth photo: "Rain’s Visitors at Dusk" by Agorastos Papatsanis
“Snowbreak” by Juan Jesús González Ahumada
“Frozen Mobile Home” by Greg Lecoeu