The long-running competition ‘The Wildlife Photographer of the Year’, now in its 53rd edition, showcases the globe’s best nature photography and photojournalism in one place, hoping to ignite curiosity about the natural world while shining the spotlight on wildlife photography as an art form.
This year’s competition attracted almost 50,000 entries from professionals and amateurs across 92 countries. The 13 images previewed here, from tiny insects to massive mammals, are just a small fraction of what will be exhibited next month (100 images overall) but provide an inspiring sense of the beauty and drama of the natural world. Have a look at the winning images selected by a panel of judges for their creativity, originality and technical excellence.
The upcoming exhibition at London’s Natural History Museum will open on 20 October 2017.