The winners of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition were revealed at a ceremony at the Natural History Museum on 15th October.
The two most prestigious prizes, the Adult and Young Wildlife Photographers of the Year were awarded to Yongbing Bao from China and Cruz Erdmann of New Zealand respectively, highlighting the international nature of the competition. Bao’s photo, The Moment, depicts a dramatic encounter between a Tibetan fox and a Marmot on the Tibetan plateau while Erdmann’s image, Night Glow, was taken on a nighttime dive off the coast of Indonesia showing the extraordinary bioluminescence of a squid.
There were over 48,000 entries from 100 countries and of these just 100 select images will be displayed until the 31st May 2020 at the Natural History Museum after which the exhibition will tour the UK, Europe, North America and Australia.
The Exhibition is open daily from 10am and last admission is at 5:30pm. Tickets are £13.95 for adults, £8.25 for children and £10.95 for those eligible for concessions. Family tickets are available and range in price from £29 to £39.50. Members, Patrons, children under 4 and disability personal assistants go free. The museum advises to book online to avoid disappointment, especially on weekends
Picture Credit: Yongbing Bao