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Melbourne Zoo

The National Geographic 50 Greatest Wildlife Photographs at Melbourne Zoo

Melbourne Zoo will be the first venue in the world to unveil a brand new outdoor exhibition curated by National Geographic. Visit this spring to see 50 Greatest Wildlife Photographs.

For 130 years, National Geographic has championed the art of wildlife photography and captivated generations of audiences. From the very first image to appear – a reindeer in 1903 – National Geographic Society’s publications have broken new ground and push the bar higher again and again.

50 Greatest Wildlife Photographs is a pop-up photography exhibition, debuting in Melbourne Zoo’s historic Carousel Park, and features a selection of breathtaking images from some of National Geographic's most renowned photographers, including Paul Nicklen and David Doubilet

50 Greatest Wildlife Photographs will only be on display for three months and is included with general admission to Melbourne Zoo. Don't miss your chance to see these outstanding wildlife images and experience Melbourne Zoo as the exhibition comes to life.

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In celebration of the exhibition, Melbourne Zoo are running a range of activities for members and visitors:

  • INDE

    Augmented Reality Air, Land & Sea 

    Air, Land & Sea, in collaboration with National Geographic, offers visitors a unique chance to travel to some incredible locations via INDE’s augmented reality. Standing in front of the big screen, you're transported to an ever-changing watering hole where you can meet a diverse range of animals – from Africa to the Arctic – as they graze, drink, and interact with you and the environment around them.

  • Lemur

    Members' Photography Competition

    Members have the chance to see their own photograph displayed alongside those of the 50 Greatest Wildlife Photographs. Simply enter your best photos of Melbourne Zoo animals and you go into the draw to have your photo exhibited, as well as win some great prizes! 

  • Keeper Kids

    Keeper Kids Photography Pop-up

    Kids will be able to imagine themselves as a National Geographic photographer by dressing up and creating their own wildlife photo shoot. Located at Melbourne Zoo's indoor play space, Keeper Kids, this hands-on, play-based experience is an all-weather activity.


50 Greatest Wildlife Photographs is organised by the National Geographic Society.