Here Are The Finalists Of The 52nd Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition

We're blown away by these photographs...

We always know that we’re in for a treat when The Wildlife Photographer of the Year finalists are released. Now in it’s fifty second year, the competition has chosen some awesome images from the animal kingdom.

This year’s contest received almost 50,000 entries from professionals and amateurs across 95 countries, with a pen cutting that number down to just eleven, through judging them on their creativity, originality and technical excellence.

We particularly love the orca underneath the Norwegian fishing boat and the curious London fox. Have a look through all of them to find your favourite….

The 52nd Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition will open at the Natural History Museum in London on Friday October 21.

Splitting The Catch By Audun Rikardsen, Norway

Swarming Under The Stars By Imre Potyó, Hungary

The Disappearing Fish By Iago Leonardo, Spain

Playing Pangolin By Lance Van De Vyver, New Zealand/South Africa

Collective courtship: By Scott Portelli, from Australia

Crystal Precision By Mario Cea, Spain

Golden relic: By Dhyey Shah of India

Thistle-plucker: By Isaac Aylward, of the UK

Nosy neighbour: By Sam Hobson, from the UK

Blast Furnace By Alexandre Hec, France

Termite tossing: By Willem Kruger, from South Africa.


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