Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2013 Winners [Big Picture]

The winners of this year’s prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition have been announced at a gala awards ceremony held at London’s Natural History Museum.

The Wildlife Photographer of the Year award is a prestigious competition that sees tens of thousands of photographers from all over the globe submit awe-inspiring images of the natural world.

South African photographer Gred du Toit has been named Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2013 for his image ‘Essence of Elephants’ – a portrait of African elephants in the Northern Tuli Game Reserve in Botswana that the international panel of judges found to be “mysterious and energetic”.

Visitors can see 100 of the best images displayed at London’s Natural History Museum from 18 October 2013 until 23 March 2014.

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