Stunning Finalists of 2017 Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition


Sewage surfer by Justin Hofman
A small sea horse grabs onto garbage in Indonesia. This tiny sea horse drifted through our snokeling site along with a raft of tide-driven trash, especially bits of plastic. It was a heartbreaking scene that perfectly summed up my experience in Indonesia.

The Natural History Museum in London, which hosts the annual competition, has kindly released the 13 finalist images for the 2017 Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest, in advance of the October announcement of the competition’s winners. This year, the contest attracted nearly 50,000 entries from both professional and amateur photographers across 92 countries.

Thirteen of the finalists have been released online — featuring an incredible image of a bald eagle, two seals swimming under an ice sheet, and an arctic fox carrying an egg.

Arctic treasure by Sergey Gorshkov
Arctic treasure by Sergey Gorshkov
Bear hug by Ashleigh Scully
Bear hug by Ashleigh Scully
Bold eagle by Klaus Nigge
Bold eagle by Klaus Nigge
Glimpse of a lynx by Laura Albiac Vilas
Glimpse of a lynx by Laura Albiac Vilas
Resplendent delivery by Tyohar Kastiel
Resplendent delivery by Tyohar Kastiel
Romance among the angels by Andrey Narchuk
Romance among the angels by Andrey Narchuk
Saguaro twist by Jack Dykinga
Saguaro twist by Jack Dykinga
Saved but caged by Steve Winter
Saved but caged by Steve Winter
Swim gym by Laurent Ballesta
Swim gym by Laurent Ballesta
The insiders by Qing Lin
The insiders by Qing Lin
The power of the matriarch by David Lloyd
The power of the matriarch by David Lloyd
Winter pause by Mats Andersson
Winter pause by Mats Andersson

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