The incredible winning photographs of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards 2015 that will take your breath away...
October 16th 2015The winners of the Wildlife Photographer
of the Year have been announced and the result is an outstanding
collection of stunning images from across the globe.
for over 50 years, the awards are divded into 18 categories, each with
their own winning image. This year’s competition received 42,000 entries
from 96 countries.
This year’s overall winner is amateur Don Gutoski for his photograph ‘A Tale of Two Foxes’.‘It’s
the best picture I’ve ever taken in my life,’ Don says, ‘It’s the
symmetry of the heads, the bodies and the tails – even the expression on
There are 18 separate categories covering everything
from mammals and reptiles to urban wildlife and timelapse photography.
There are also 3 categories for photographers 17 and under.
The images from the Wildlife Photographer of the Year awards can be seen at the Natural History Museum, London, from today.
Amir Ben, winner of the Birds category, spent five days shooting these red-footed falcons. The winning image came from the last five minutes on the fifth day of shooting.
Pere Soler snaps.
Richard Peters’ image entitled ‘Shadow Walker’ is the winner of the Urban category.
Michael Aw from Australia won the Underwater category for this photo of a Bryde whale and sardine ‘bait ball’ offshore of South Africa’s Transkei coast.
The second overall prize went to 14-year-old Ondrej Pelánek from the Czech Republic for his image, ‘Fighting Ruffs’.
Juan Tapia from Spain won the Impressions category for this staged scene in which a broken canvas is placed over a broken windowpane that barn swallows have been using to enter an old storehouse in Almeria.
Jonathan Jagot (France) wins the 15 – 17 years age group with this image of scarlet ibis off the
Britta Jaschinki’s harrowing image of performing wild cats at the Seven Star Park in China wowed the judge to win Single-Image Photojournalist award.
Edwin Giesbers took this picture of a newt from underneath as it travelled across the surface of the stream to win the Amphibians and Reptiles category.