Nature does not cease to amaze us, both for its latest catastrophes and for its magnificence. Incredible images of animals and plants are part of the contest Best Wildlife Photographer 2017. Seeing them fills us with inspiration and respect, perhaps so many more of us will learn to take care of nature a little more every day.
The contest developed and produced by the Natural History Museum, London (United Kingdom), aims to focus on the irresponsible behavior of humans facing the animal world as well as the importance of caring for different ecosystems. The winner of the 53rd edition of the competition will receive a prize close to ten thousand pounds and will travel to London for the award ceremony.
The jury has already chosen 100 images from more than 50,000 applicants in total, all from 92 countries around the world.
The selection we share chosen byTech Insider These are finalists in various categories, and two of them have been taken by 11- and 14-year-olds.
The winners of the contest will be announced on October 17, 2017, and the total exhibition will be screened in London on the 20th of the same month until 2018.
Cover photo: "Wastewater surfer." Sumbawa Island, Indonesia. A seahorse carries a swab. | Source: Justin Hofman - Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Russia, Wrangel Island. An arctic fox carries an egg it stole from a snow duck's nest | Source: Sergey Gorshkov - Wildlife Photographer of the Year
"The power of the matriarch." Masai Mara, Kenya. A female elephant at sunset. | Source: David Lloyd - Wildlife Photographer of the Year
"Glimpse of the lynx". Sierra de Andújar Natural Park, Spain. An Iberian lynx | Source: Laura Albiac Vilas - Wildlife Photographer of the Year
"Bear hug". Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, Alaska. A brown bear cub wants to play with his mother. | Source: Ashleigh Scully - Wildlife Photographer of the Year
"The infiltrators." Lembeh Strait, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. Three clown fish with a parasite in their mouths. | Source: Qing Lin - Wildlife Photographer of the Year
"Saguaro twist". Sonoran Desert National Monument, Arizona, United States. Saguaros cacti, which can reach 12 meters. | Source: Jack Dykinga - Wildlife Photographer of the Year
“Audacious Eagle” ”. Dutch Harbor, Amaknak, Alaska. An eagle completely wet after several days of heavy rain. | Source: Klaus Nigge - Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia. Javan Zoo. It shows a six-month-old tiger whose hind leg was cut off after being caught in a trap. | Source: Steve Winter - Wildlife Photographer of the Year
"Shining delivery." San Gerardo de Dota, Costa Rica. A quetzal feeds its young in the nest. The photographer observed a pair of quetzals for a week to get the photo taken. | Source: Tyohar Kastiel - Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Sea of Ochotsk. Gymnosomata mollusks, known as "sea angels", mating. | Source: Andrey Narchuk - Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Antarctica. A Weddell seal and her calf | Source: Laurent Ballesta - Wildlife Photographer of the Year
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