Each year, the Natural History Museum London organizes the Wildlife Photographer of the Year : a contest that rewards the best pictures of the animal world. The big winners of the 2017 edition have just been revealed and we must admit that the pictures are breathtaking. The winning photographs were selected from over 50,000 contributions issues of 92 different countries.
As a reminder, the different photos must deal with nature theme and therefore staging animals or landscapes. But they must not be satisfied with being beautiful or spectacular, the photos must also to feel emotions and convey awareness messages to important causes. As proof, this year's big winner is none other thanBrent Stirton who realized an unsustainable photograph featuring a rhino savagely killed for his horn.
We let you discover below the winners of this 2017 edition. Note that there is also an edition "Young Awards"dedicated to the best natural photos made by budding photographers (under 17 years old). To find out more about the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017, click here.
Category: Animals in their Environment
Category: Portraits of Animals
Category: Amphibians and Reptiles
Category: Plants and Mushrooms
Category: Urban Wildlife
Category: Earth Environments
Category: Black and White
"Young Awards" category: less than 10 years old
"Young Awards" category: 11 to 14 years old
"Young Awards" category: 15 to 17 years old
Imagined by: Natural History Museum