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Spectacular Photos from 2018 Wildlife Photographer of the Year Contest

Natural History Museum has just revealed a selection of spectacular, highly commended photos from the 2018 Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest.

More than 45,000 entries were submitted from amateur and professional photographers from across 95 countries. The selected images give a breathtaking view into the mysterious natural world, the lives of wild animals, and the impact that humanity has had on our planet.

The meerkat mob” by Tertius A Gous, South Africa / Wildlife Photographer of the Year.

 

“Eye to eye” by Emanuele Biggi, Italy / Wildlife Photographer of the Year.




“Cool cat” by Isak Pretorius, South Africa / Wildlife Photographer of the Year. A lioness drinks from a waterhole in Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park. Sheis one of the Mfuwe Lodge pride –two males, five females and five cubs.

“Kitten combat” by Julius Kramer, Germany / Wildlife Photographer of the Year.

“Simple beauty” by Theo Bosboom, The Netherlands / Wildlife Photographer of the Year.

“Ahead in the game” by Nicholas Dyer, UK / Wildlife Photographer of the Year.

“Mister Whiskers” by Valter Bernardeschi, Italy / Wildlife Photographer of the Year.

“Looking for love” by Tony Wu, USA / Wildlife Photographer of the Year.

 

“Life among litter” by Greg Lecoeur, France / Wildlife Photographer of the Year.

 

“Glass-house guard” by Wayne Jones, Australia / Wildlife Photographer of the Year.

“Tigerland” by Emmanuel Rondeau, France / Wildlife Photographer of the Year.

 

“School visit” by Adrian Bliss, UK / Wildlife Photographer of the Year.

“Flight” by Sue Forbes, UK / Wildlife Photographer of the Year.

”Trailblazer” by Christian Wappl, Austria / Wildlife Photographer of the Year.