The Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition is in its 49th year and attracts entries from professionals and amateur photographers alike. Judged by a panel of widely acclaimed industry-recognised professionals, the images are selected for their creativity, artistry and technical complexity.
Outdoor photography is particularly challenging because photographers don’t control elements, including lighting, weather, and even their subjects. That’s what makes the winning photos from the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition even more stunning.
Co-owned by the Natural History Museum and BBC Worldwide, the prestigious competition attracted almost 43,000 entries from 96 countries. The winners of Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2013 will be announced on 15 October. Tickets for the exhibition are available from 29 August.
All the winning photos will be on display for the public at the Natural History Museum in London beginning Oct. 18. For more information on the contest and the exhibition, check out the contest’s websiteÂ here.