Thursday, 18 October 2012 1:08 PM
The spectacular images from the Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition have been revealed.
The winners of the photography competition, now in its 48th year, were revealed last night at a gala awards ceremony at the Natural History Museum in London.
Photography-enthusiasts will be able to see the winning images for themselves from today, October 19th, at the world-renowned exhibition at the Natural History Museum in London, before being enjoyed by millions on a UK and international tour.
Paul Nicklen’s Bubble-jetting emperors, a spectacular image of the chaotic underwater world of emperor penguins at the edge of the Ross Sea, Antarctica (pictured above), claimed the overall title of Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year.
Here’s a sneak peak at some of our favourite winning images:
Kim Wolhuter/Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Dog Days: Kim Wolhuter (South Africa) won The Gerald Durrell Award for Endangered Wildlife with his image of an African wild dog.
Anna Henly/Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Ice Matters: Anna Henly (UK) won The World in Our Hands Award for her image of a polar bear walking on broken-up ice floes in Svalbard.
Grégoire Bouguereau/Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Practice Run: Grégoire Bouguereau (France) won the Behaviour: Mammals category with his image of a pack of cheetah cubs in the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, chasing a gazelle calf in an apparent hunting lesson.
Head down to the exhibition to see the rest of the winning images!
The exhibition for Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year at the Natural History Museum, London runs from October 19th to March 3rd, 10am to 5.30pm; tickets cost £10 for adults and £5 for children and concessions.
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