The Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition has been going since 1965. That’s more than half a century of celebrating astonishing images by both amateur and professional snappers from all over the world, which star all the flora and fauna of land and sea.
The exhibition at the Natural History Museum opens on October 20, after the votes have been cast by a panel of experts, but you can still wander around and give your own imaginary prizes to this year’s winning entries. There will be rare glimpses of species you’ve never even heard of, with incredible compositions that will make you wonder: Just how did they manage to take that?
Get ready to be amazed, or something. Here are the finalists:
Find out more about the exhibition right here, you animal.