Here is a list of winning photos from 2015 Wildlife Photographer of the Year. The contest attracted over 42,000 photographs from both professionals and amateurs, so we’re sure that the judges had their work cut out for them!
These visually-stunning images convey a range of emotions. From scenes that are savage to serene to bizarre, the winning photographers capture a incredibly diverse range of shots including: a flock of elegant scarlet ibises taking flight; the grizzly scene of a red fox who captured its prey; and a desolate, sprawling landscape stained with ash.
As winners, these images are all included in an exhibition of the 100 shortlisted photographs, on display at the Natural History Museum in London until April 2016.
Winner, Under Water: A whale of a mouthful by Michael AW, Australia.
Grand title winner, Mammals: A tale of two foxes by Don Gutoski, Canada.
Winner, 15–17 Years Old: Flight of the scarlet ibis by Jonathan Jagot, France.
Winner, Plants: The heart of the swamp by Georg Popp, Austria.
Winner, Invertebrates: Butterfly in crystal by Ugo Mellone, Italy.
Winner, From the Sky: The art of algae by Pere Soler, Spain.
Winner, Birds: The company of three by Amir Ben-Dov, Israel.
Winner, Land: Landscape in ash by Hans Strand, Sweden.
Winner, Details: The meltwater forest by Fran Rubia, Spain.
Winner, Black and White: The dynamics of wings by Hermann Hirsch, Germany.
Winner, Impressions: Life comes to art by Juan Tapia, Spain.
Winner, Urban: Shadow walker by Richard Peters, UK.
Winner, Amphibians and Reptiles: Still life by Edwin Giesbers, The Netherlands.
Winner, The Wildlife Photojournalist Award: single image: Broken cats by Britta Jaschinski, Germany/UK