Nature Photographs of the Year 2018 exhibition

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The exhibition is made up of a total of 40 award-winning photographs from the Nature Photograph of the Year competition. Nearly 900 photographers submitted almost 14,000 photographs to the competition.

Images representing all eight traditional series are on show: Plants and Mushrooms, Birds, Landscapes, Mammals, Other Animals, Composition and Shape, Nature and Man and the Junior category. The exhibition also includes photos from a new competition series, Art from Nature, that allowed the photographers to edit their photos more freely.  In each category, we show the entries receiving first and second place. The exhibition also includes photographs that were awarded honorary diplomas.

The Nature Photograph of the Year 2018 will of course be on display: Taru Rantala’s Iltakello (“evening bell”), featuring a harebell at sunset, was selected as the winner among all eight traditional competition series. The Nature Photograph of the Year is a visually stunning photo that demonstrates photographic skill and whose key message is Finnish nature.

This is the biggest nature photo contest in the Nordic countries, and it has been organised by the Finnish Nature Photographers’ Association since 1981. The winning photographs are curated into an exhibition that annually tours Finland. They usually arrive at Villa Elfvik in February.

Nature House Villa Elfvik is open Monday to Friday from 9 am to 3 pm and Sundays from 10 am to 4 pm. Café Elfvik is open on Sundays during Villa Elfvik’s opening hours. There is no entrance fee to the Nature House or the Nature Photograph of the Year 2018 exhibition.

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Information and location


Wed 2019-02-06 9:00 - Sun 2019-03-10 16:00


Nature House Villa Elfvik

Elfvikintie 4, Espoo

Contact information

+358 9 816 54400

Price, euro