Two chinstrap penguins on Half Moon Island, South Shetland Islands, Antarctica (Gunther Riehle)
List 01 January

Travel Photo of the Year finalist gallery: Wildlife, camera, action!

From charging elephants and hunting polar bears, to posing penguins and a kingfisher in flight. Witness the diversity of wildlife photos that have made the finals of Wanderlust Travel Photo of the Year

'Splashing about' in Etosha National Park, Namibia (John Platt)

'Splashing about' in Etosha National Park, Namibia (John Platt)

'Kingfisher rising' photographed in Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland (Patrick O'Brien)

'Kingfisher rising' photographed in Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland (Patrick O'Brien)

'The kiss' photographed in Aveto Regional Natural Park, Borzonasca, Liguria, Italy (Stefania Urbini)

'The kiss' photographed in Aveto Regional Natural Park, Borzonasca, Liguria, Italy (Stefania Urbini)

'Shining pilots' photographed at Trincomalee, Eastern Province, Sri Lanka (Viv Leese)

'Shining pilots' photographed at Trincomalee, Eastern Province, Sri Lanka (Viv Leese)

'Hard work' in West Coast National Park, South Africa (Paul Wynn)

'Hard work' in West Coast National Park, South Africa (Paul Wynn)

'The look of hope' photographed in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India (Hardik Rathod)

'The look of hope' photographed in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India (Hardik Rathod)

'Hanging on' photographed in Puerto Egas, Santiago Island, Galápagos Islands (Bill Klipp)

'Hanging on' photographed in Puerto Egas, Santiago Island, Galápagos Islands (Bill Klipp)

'Albatross courtship' captured in New Island, Falkland Islands (Georgina Strange)

'Albatross courtship' captured in New Island, Falkland Islands (Georgina Strange)

'Polar dip' in Svalbard, Norway (Mike Cullis)

'Polar dip' in Svalbard, Norway (Mike Cullis)

Two chinstrap penguins on Half Moon Island, South Shetland Islands, Antarctica (Gunther Riehle)

Two chinstrap penguins on Half Moon Island, South Shetland Islands, Antarctica (Gunther Riehle)