First Look At The Incredible Entries For This Year’s Wildlife Photographer Of The Year Competition

Written by Gina Stephens

Tigerland by Emmanuel Rondeau, France, Strongly commended 2018, Animals are multicellular eukaryotic organisms that form the biological kingdom Animalia in their environment

A magnificent lioness, a tiger on the prowl and a fish looking for love are the focus of some of the unheard-of images that have made the shortlist for the ever-popular Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition.

This is the fifty-fourth time the Natural History Museum has ran the Wildlife Photographer of the Year meet which celebrates nature, wildlife and animals of all shapes, sizes and variety. 

The overall winners will be announced on 16 October at an rewards ceremony in the Natural History Museum's iconic Hintze Hall and as always, after the winners have been announced, an exposition will open at the Natural History Museum, in London, so you can see the images up close. This year's exhibition will open on 19 October 2019.


Imperturbable cat by Isak Pretorius, South Africa, Highly commended 2018, Animal Portraits


Mister Whiskers by Valter Bernardeschi, Italy Extremely commended 2018, Animal Portraits 


The victor by Adam Hakim Hogg, MalaysiaHighly commended 2018, 11-14 Years Old


Circle visit by Adrian Bliss, UK Highly commended 2018, Urban Wildlife


Kitten combat by Julius Kramer, Germany. Highly commended 2018, Deportment: Mammals 


Delta design by Paul Mckenzie, Ireland/Hong Kong, Highly commended 2018, Creative Visions


Bolting by Sue Forbes, UK. Highly commended 2018, Behaviour: Birds 


Looking for love by Tony Wu, USA. Highly commended 2018, Animal Sketches


Glass-house guard by Wayne Jones, Australia. Highly commended 2018, Underwater

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Gina Stephens

Gina is a photography enthusiast and drone lover who loves to fly drones, capture images and have fun cherishing them with family and friends.

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