The Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2016 Shortlist


The Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2016 Shortlist
Splitting the catch by Audun Rikardsen

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.

Collective courtship by Scott Portelli
Collective courtship by Scott Portelli
Crystal precision by Mario Cea
Crystal precision by Mario Cea
Golden relic by Dhyey Shah
Golden relic by Dhyey Shah
Nosy neighbour by Sam Hobson
Nosy neighbour by Sam Hobson
Playing pangolin by Lance van de Vyver
Playing pangolin by Lance van de Vyver
Swarming under the stars by Imre Potyó
Swarming under the stars by Imre Potyó
Termite tossing by Willem Kruger
Termite tossing by Willem Kruger
The disappearing fish by Iago Leonardo
The disappearing fish by Iago Leonardo
Thistle plucker by Isaac Aylward
Thistle plucker by Isaac Aylward

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