The shortlist for the 52nd annual ‘Wildlife Photographer of the Year’ competition is finally out.
From a brightly coloured cuttlefish trying to attract a partner during their brief mating season, to cute and curious fox cubs and erupting volcanoes, these astonishing photographs are the finalists in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition 2016. Dedicated to the best of wildlife photography, this year’s competition is set to be one of the most fierce to date, attracting almost 50,000 entries from professionals and amateurs across 95 countries. The stories behind the photographs are often as fascinating as the images themselves.
The overall winning image will be announced on the evening of 18 October with the exhibition opening shortly afterwards Friday 21 October at London’s Natural History Museum. Take a look at the shortlist.
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