Winners announced: Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018
The universally adored Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition is back and better than ever.
This year the international competition received over 45,000 entries from 95 countries. The winning photographs reflect this international reach, transporting you from the rainforests of China to the ice caps of the Antarctic.
You can marvel at 100 shortlisted photographs alongside the winning entries at the Natural History Museum in South Kensington from Friday 19 October until Summer 2019 (click here to book tickets).
Travel the world this winter with our gallery of winning highlights.
Grand Title Winner 2018, 15-17 Years Old
Sixteen-year-old Skye Meaker has wanted to be a nature photographer since receiving his first pocket camera at the age of seven. This breathtaking portrait captures Mathoja, a young female leopard, dozing on the branch of a nyala tree in Botswana's Mashatu Game Reserve. Though leopards are notoriously elusive and solitary, Matholja was apparently unfazed by Meaker's presence and this particular close-up.