'Ice Matters' by Anna Henly, Environment Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2012.
UK photographers have won the Veolia Environment Wildlife Photographer of the Year.
Months of anticipation end today as the curtain lifts on the shots that will take centre stage in the Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition. The world-renowned show debuts at the Natural History Museum on Friday 19 October, featuring 100 awe-inspiring images with British photographers snaring twenty of the coveted places.
The internationally-recognised competition has drawn over 48,000 entries from 98 countries, from amateur and professional photographers alike. The rigorous selection process brought together judges from across the globe, to pick the best entries based on creativity, artistry and technical complexity.
Through the lens of wildlife photography, the exhibition captures the intrigue and beauty of the natural world, but also points to the uncomfortable reality of our human impact on it.
The images will tour in venues across the world after their London premiere and be enjoyed by millions of visitors across the globe.
To view more of the winning photos, visit the Veolia Wildlife website
Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year is owned by the Natural History Museum and