From the tiniest creepy crawlies to giant roaring beasts, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year award captures the awesomeness of the entire animal kingdom.
This year’s winners were announced this week and they include a startled Chinese marmot, a spider disguised as an ant and a pair of super adorable horned sheep. You can see all the winners, plus many more entrants, at the Natural History Museum’s annual exhibition, which opens today (October 18).
To get you excited, here’s a peek at some of the winning images – and yes, firework-watching sound effects are necessary throughout.
Overall winner and joint behaviour – mammals winner: 'The Moment' by Yongquing Bao
Animal portraits winner: 'Face of Deception' by Ripan Biswas
Mammals behaviour joint winner: 'The Equal Match' by Ingo Arndt
Invertebrates behaviour winner: 'The Architectural Army' by Daniel Kronauer
Amphibians and reptiles behaviour winner: 'Pondworld' by Manuel Plaickner
Birds behaviour winner: 'Land of the Eagle' by Audun Rikardsen
Animals in their environment winner: 'Snow-Plateau Nomads' by Shangzhen Fan
Wildlife Photographer of the Year portfolio award winner: 'The Huddle' by Stefan Christmann
Rising star portfolio award winner: 'Frozen Moment' by Jérémie Villet
Wildlife photojournalism single image winner: 'Another Barred Migrant' by Alejandro Prieto
Urban wildlife winner: 'The Rat Pack' by Charlie Hamilton James
Black and white winner: 'Snow Exposure' by Max Waugh
Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2019 is on at the Natural History Museum until 31 May 2020. Find out more here.
For more great museum trips, take a look at our list of the best museum exhibitions on now.Share the story