London’s Natural History Museum holds its annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest to showcase the diverse wonders of the natural world.
This year’s edition of the world-renowned exhibition is set to debut on October 21, but a few of the finalists have been posted online as part of a sneak peek. Though only revealing a handful of what’s to come at the official show, even this small collection conveys the stunning diversity, vibrant liveliness, and wild intrigue that run rampant through the animal kingdom.
Grub time by Hui Yu Kim; Finalist, 15-17 years old
Nosy neighbour by Sam Hobson; Finalist, Urban
Splitting the catch by Audun Rikardsen; Finalist, The Wildlife Photojournalist Award: Single Image
Termite tossing by Willem Kruger; Finalist, Birds
Swarming under the stars by Imre Potyó; Finalist, Invertebrates
Beware a mother bear by Mikhail Shatenev; Finalist, 15-17 years old