All you nature lovers gather around! The 52nd annual ‘Wildlife Photographer of the Year’ (WPY) competition has recently released a preview of this year’s finalists. A curious fox in an urban area, a hungry hornbill eating a termite, mayflies swarming around under a starry night sky… These spectacular images and a few more stood out for the judges as the best of the best photograhy.
It all started in 1965. There were about 500 entries back then, but now, more than fifty years later, it attracted almost 50,000 of them from professionals and amateurs from 95 countries. All images are rated in three categories: originality, creativity, and technical excellence. The WPY52 exhibition will be on display from the 21st of October at Natural History Museum, London.
#1 Splitting The Catch By Audun Rikardsen, Norway
#2 Swarming Under The Stars By Imre Potyó, Hungary
#3 Nosy Neighbour By Sam Hobson, UK
#4 The Disappearing Fish By Iago Leonardo, Spain
#5 Playing Pangolin By Lance Van De Vyver New Zealand, South Africa
#6 Termite Tossing By Willem Kruger, South Africa
#7 Crystal Precision By Mario Cea, Spain
“#8 Blast Furnace By Alexandre Hec, France
#9 Golden Relic By Dhyey Shah, India
#10 Collective Courtship By Scott Portelli, Australia
#11 Thistle-Plucker By Isaac Aylward, UK