Get up close to incredible animals and natural spectacles with these 12 shortlisted photos from the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017, from seahorses to Arctic foxes
The Natural History's Museum's annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year showcases the world's best nature photography and photojournalism , igniting curiosity about the natural world, whilst shining the spotlight on wildlife photography as an art form. This year's competition attracted almost 50,000 entries from professionals and amateurs across 92 countries.
The overall winners will be announced on October 17 at an awards ceremony in the Natural History Museum's Hintze Hall. The images show the astonishing diversity of life on our planet and the crucial need to shape a more sustainable future.
The exhibition at the Natural History Museum opens on Friday October 20 and is on show until spring 2018.
Tickets are available here: www.nhm.ac.uk