Medicare open enrollment begins Tuesday! Visit the AARP Medicare Resource Center for the information you need to make your best choices.

50 Greatest Wildlife Photographs Exhibition

Sunday, Sep 29, 2019 at 10:00am

San Diego Natural History Museum
1788 El Prado, Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101

Experience some of the most captivating photographs of the animal kingdom.

Visitors will witness some of the most surprising animal behavior in the new National Geographic exhibition, 50 Greatest Wildlife Photographs. The very best wildlife pictures from the pages of National Geographic magazine have been chosen to be displayed in this exhibition, which opens at The Nat on June 29.

Curated by renowned nature picture editor, Kathy Moran, this exhibition is a celebratory look at wildlife with images taken by National Geographic’s most iconic photographers, including Michael “Nick” Nichols, Steve Winter, Paul Nicklen, Beverly Joubert, David Doubilet, and more. Showcasing the evolution of photography, the images convey how innovations such as camera traps, remote imaging, and underwater technology have granted photographers access to wildlife in their natural habitat.

For 130 years National Geographic has utilized its storytelling expertise to connect its readers to the great outdoors. The organization has pioneered the art of wildlife photography ever since the first image to appear—a reindeer in 1903—in National Geographic magazine. The start of the exhibition displays such humble beginnings of wildlife photography and details how these photographers paved the way for future generations of visual storytellers.

Each photograph on display was taken in a natural environment; none of the images were taken in permanent captivity or through the use of baiting techniques.

50 Greatest Wildlife Photographs is located in the photography gallery on Level 4 and is free for members and included with general admission.

This event listing provided for the San Diego community events calendar. Community events are not associated with or sponsored by AARP, but may be of interest to you. If you have an event to share, let us know!

Images provided by, Ticketmaster

More from AARP in San Diego

Upcoming AARP Events

View All AARP Events »

AARP Member Card

Join or Renew Today


  • Immediate access to your member benefits
  • Discounts on travel and everyday savings
  • Subscription to the award-winning AARP The Magazine
  • An ally on the issues that matter most to you in San Diego
  • Free membership for your spouse or partner