Welcome to Mammal Photographer of the Year 2024, where every click of the camera resonates with the call to preserve and cherish the natural world. This year, our theme is “Mammal Connections,” celebrating this intricate web of relationships that mammals share with us, with each other and with the landscapes around them.
The Mammal Photographer of the Year 2024 competition represents and celebrates the profound impact that wildlife photography can have on inspiring vital conservation efforts. As our lens captures the intricate beauty of British mammals – from the industrious beaver to the majestic deer, the playful otter, and the delicate harvest mouse – it unveils a world where every mammal is more than just a subject. Our Mammals are intricately woven into the fabric of their landscape, forming connections with the broader canvas of nature. By providing a larger platform for these stunning shots, this competition empowers photographers to amplify the narrative of these connections, compelling us all to appreciate, understand, and ultimately safeguard the rich diversity of life that surrounds us. In each photograph lies the potential to stir emotions, to cultivate empathy, and to spark a collective commitment to protect the precious ecosystems in which these mammals thrive.
Submit your entries into our online submission form before 22nd March, 2024 and stand the chance to be Mammal Society’s next Mammal Photographer of the Year! For our young photographers, enter the Young Mammal Photographer of the Year competition using this submission form!
Capturing the Beauty of Mammal Connections
We are looking for photos you have captured from the start of 2023 of mammals in the British Isles and Ireland that encapsulates ‘Mammal Connections’. Whether it’s the tender moments between parent and offspring, the symbiotic relationships in ecosystems, or the connections mammals share with their habitats – we want to see your creative interpretations!
Some of you may be completely new to taking wildlife photographs and may have simply captured a fleeting moment on your phone. We would love to see all of these images. Points will be awarded for simplicity, naturalness, quirkiness, ingenuity and speed as well as beauty.
Entries will be judged by our panel and highly commended photographs will be exhibited at the opening of the Mammal Society Spring Conference, which will be held next in April 2024. Please note that it is likely that only photographs taken with a camera will be included in the exhibition.
How to Enter
We are taking submissions for the Mammal Photographer of the Year 2024 until 22 March 2024. Voting will begin once submissions close and be open until 1 April 2024.
Please submit your photographs using our online submission form. If you’re a young photographer, you can enter the Young Mammal Photographer of the Year competition using this online form! The deadline for all submissions is March 22, 2024, so don’t miss the opportunity to showcase your mammal photography skills!
Before submitting, or taking your photos, please spend some time to read the ethical wildlife photography guidelines and the Terms & Conditions below.
Ethical photography principles:
Wildlife photography has the power to inspire others to protect wildlife and make positive changes to the environment, but unethical practices can cause harm
Terms and Conditions:
Please ensure that your entries adhere to the competition guidelines outlined below and on the submission page.
Categories, Prizes and Sponsors
The winning images in the category will be well-balanced, dynamic and striking photos that catch the eye while capturing the essence of the connections mammals have to their landscapes.
The grand winner will receive prestigious recognition as the Mammal Photographer of the Year 2024 and an incredible prize sponsored by Wildcare – a state-of-the-art trail camera to enhance your wildlife photography experience.
Our runner-up will be awarded special acknowledgment and a fantastic prize to fuel their passion for mammal photography. Stay tuned for the announcement of the runner-up award, and keep an eye on this page for updates.
Best Mobile Photo:
We believe that great photography is accessible to all. To prove it, we’re recognizing the best photo taken on a mobile camera. Showcase your talent without the need for expensive equipment! The prize for the Best Mobile Photo award will be revealed at a later date, so be sure to check back for the exciting announcement.
A picture is worth a thousand words, but sometimes you may need more than one image to tell a story. Stay tuned for the announcement of the Best Story/Series award.
One or more of your submissions can be a photo series/story of up to 5 images.