10 of the best wildlife photographs of the year

Posted by Kati Auld on 10 November 2015

The Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, awarded by London’s Natural History Museum, is one of the most prestigious photo competitions in the world – this is my pick of the best shortlisted photos from their People’s Choice Awards.

From amusing to profound, the selection of photographs this year is better than ever. These 10 photos are my personal favourites: for the full list, visit the Wildlife Photographer of the Year website.

Want to show your appreciation? Click on any of the images to vote for your favourite and possibly change a photographer’s career forever. (Me? I have a personal rule that says that a photo of a walrus blowing bubbles categorically wins every competition, every time.)

 

The Moat Roamer, Mac Stone.

The Moat Roamer, Mac Stone.

 

Young tripod fish, Anthony Berberian.

Young tripod fish, Anthony Berberian.

 

Swinging through the silversides, Mirko Zanni.

Swinging through the silversides, Mirko Zanni.

 

The Ice Jewellery, Åukasz Åukasik.

The Ice Jewellery, Łukasz Łukasik.

 

Autumn in Louisiana swamp, Georg Popp.

Autumn in Louisiana swamp, Georg Popp.

 

Gladiator crab, Emanuele Biggi.

Gladiator crab, Emanuele Biggi.

 

Blood River, Antoine Marchal.

Blood River, Antoine Marchal.

 

Nightfall at the edge of the colony, Claudio Contreras Koob.


Nightfall at the edge of the colony, Claudio Contreras Koob.

 

Warrior of the grassland, Anup Deodhar.

Warrior of the grassland, Anup Deodhar.

 

Walrus in midnight sun, Audun Rikardsen.

Walrus in midnight sun, Audun Rikardsen.

 
See the full collection of photographs here: Wildlife Photographer of the Year People’s Choice Award.
 

 

Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition in Cape Town

The 51st Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition will be unveiled in Cape Town on 1 December 2015. The world-renowned exhibition, on loan from the Natural History Museum in London, will open at the Chavonnes Battery Museum, Clocktower, V&A Waterfront and will feature over 100 awe-inspiring images, from fascinating animal behaviour to breath-taking wild landscapes. The exhibition will be in Cape Town until 15 April and from there it will move onto Johannesburg and Durban later in 2016.

On certain Wednesday evenings (‘Wildlife Wednesdays’) from 18:00 to 20:00, the exhibition will host a wildlife photographer presenting their work, stories and photographs from the field. Entry by ticket only. Tickets available at Webtickets.co.za

For more information or enquiries, please contact event co-ordinator Sophie Dandridge on [email protected] or visit www.wpy.co.za #WPY15SA.

 






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