Four of the winning collection of images from the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition have been revealed, they are among 100 going on show at the Natural History Museum from 24 October 2014 - 30 August 2015.
Snake-eyes © Marc Montes
Winter hang-out © Lukasz Bozycki
A lone bat occupies a destroyed German WWII bunker in a remote forest in Poland in 'Winter hang-out' by Lukasz Bozycki. Jasper Doest’s striking black-and-white photograph captures the ordered beauty of the demoiselle cranes of Khichan that is 'The elegant crowd'. Young photographer Marc Montes took 'Snake-eyes' while trekking through the forest in the Val d’Aran, Northern Spain and Bernardo Cesare’s image 'Kaleidoscope' was shot in India while examining granulite rock from a working quarry, portraying a crystal formation from a geological event half a billion years ago.
The elegant crowd © Jasper Doest
Kaleidoscope © Bernardo Cesare
Wildlife Photographer of the Year launched in 1965 attracting just 361 entries, today the competition receives almost 42,000 entries from 96 countries. This year’s 100 award-winning images will embark on an international tour in 2014 that allows them to be seen by millions of people across six continents.
For more information, visit the NHM website.