Grand Title Winner, Animal Portraits ‘The golden couple’ (Marsel Van Oosten)
List 28 October

Wildlife Photographer of the Year: The winners

The Natural History Museum's Wildlife Photographer of the Year challenges us to consider our place in the natural world, and our responsibility to protect it. Here's some of this year's winning photos...

Grand Title Winners

15-17 years old Grand Title Winner: 'Lounging leopard' (Skye Meaker, South Africa)

15-17 years old Grand Title Winner: 'Lounging leopard' (Skye Meaker, South Africa)

Grand Title Winner, Animal Portraits: ‘The golden couple’ (Marsel Van Oosten, The Netherlands)

Grand Title Winner, Animal Portraits: ‘The golden couple’ (Marsel Van Oosten, The Netherlands)

Young Photographer Winners

11-14 years old winner: ‘Duck of dreams’ (Carlos Perez Naval, Spain)

11-14 years old winner: ‘Duck of dreams’ (Carlos Perez Naval, Spain)

10 years and under winner: ‘Pipe owls’ (Arshdeep Singh, India)

10 years and under winner: ‘Pipe owls’ (Arshdeep Singh, India)

Category Winners

Winner of 'Behaviour: Birds' category: ‘Blood thirsty’ (Thomas P Peschak, Germany/South Africa)

Winner of 'Behaviour: Birds' category: ‘Blood thirsty’ (Thomas P Peschak, Germany/South Africa)

Winner of Urban Wildlife category: ‘Crossing paths’ (Marco Colombo, Italy)

Winner of Urban Wildlife category: ‘Crossing paths’ (Marco Colombo, Italy)

Winner of Under Water category: ‘Night flight’ (Michael Patrick O’Neill, USA)

Winner of Under Water category: ‘Night flight’ (Michael Patrick O’Neill, USA)

Winner of Wildlife Photojournalism category: 'The sad clown' (Joan de la Malla, Spain)

Winner of Wildlife Photojournalism category: 'The sad clown' (Joan de la Malla, Spain)

Winner of Rising Star Portfolio Award: ‘Dream duel’ (Michel d’Oultremont, Belgium)

Winner of Rising Star Portfolio Award: ‘Dream duel’ (Michel d’Oultremont, Belgium)

Winner of Wildlife Photographer Portfolio Award: ‘Mother defender’ (Javier Aznar González de Rueda, Spain)

Winner of Wildlife Photographer Portfolio Award: ‘Mother defender’ (Javier Aznar González de Rueda, Spain)

Winner of 'Behaviour: Mammals' category: ‘Kuhirwa mourns her baby’ (Ricardo Núñez Montero, Spain)

Winner of 'Behaviour: Mammals' category: ‘Kuhirwa mourns her baby’ (Ricardo Núñez Montero, Spain)

Wildlife Photographer of the Year is run by the Natural History Museum, showcasing the world's best nature photography for the last 54 years. This year's competition attracted over 45,000 entries in 95 countries from both amateur and professional photographers.

See the exhibition at the Natural History Museum. Find out more. 

Entries for next years competition open soon. Find out more.