There’s only one acceptable context for shooting wild animals, and it’s the one practiced by the world’s wildlife photographers.
And now in its 57th year, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year is back to show off the very best amongst them. This year, after trawling through some 50k entries from 100+ countries, the judges have whittled them down to the very best 25 images – and you get to pick the winner.
Just head here to take a look at them all, and cast your vote. The People’s Choice Award will be revealed on February 9th next year. And, not to influence your opinion, but here are a few choice pics to whet your appetite…
Antonio Liebana captured this shot of an Iberian lynx cub after having tracked several of the furry rascals headed to a watering hole.
Zhang Qiang trekked to the Qinling Mountains in order to observe this family of Sichuan snub-nosed monkeys.
Jo- Anne Mcarthur flew out to Australia early last year, back when the world’s most talked-about problem was the Australian bushfires, in order to document the stories of the animals. This kangaroo and her joey were some of the lucky ones.
Of course, you can see all of these and dozens more, all divvied up into a dozen different categories, ranging from Black & White, to Underwater, to photographers 10 Years Old and Under (!) at the Natural History Museum itself, where they’re displayed in gorgeous lightboxes.
Oh, and entries for next year’s competition are open now, if you feel like you might give it a shot…
NOTE: Wildlife Photographer of the Year is open now at the Natural History Museum until 5th June 2022. Head HERE to pick your People’s Choice Winner. You can find out more, and book tickets (from £15.50) at their website right HERE.
The Natural History Museum | Cromwell Road, SW7 5BD
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