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53rd WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

Written by Puja Agrawal
The finalists of the 53rd Wildlife Photographer of the year 2017 have just been announced, and here we are to take a sneak peak at some of the images. Picked from almost 50,000 entries from both professional and amateur photographers, from across 92 countries, it was a tedious task for the judges. The images are now set to go into the annual exhibition at the Natural History Museum on October 20. The winner will be announced on the October 17, ahead of the opening of the exhibition.

 

Saved but caged

Credit: Steve Winter, Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017 – The Wildlife Photojournalist Award: Single Image finalist

Steve Winter took the shot, which is a finalist photo in the Wildlife Photojournalist Award: Single Image, with a Canon 5D Mark II and a 24-105mm lens at 58mm.

Sewage surfer

Credit: Justin Hofman, Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017 – The Wildlife Photojournalist Award: Single Image finalist

The image was captured on a Sony Alpha 7R II with a 16-35mm lens.

Bold eagle

Credit: Klaus Nigge, Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017 – Animal Portraits finalist

The image is a finalist in the Animal Portraits category and was taken with a Nikon D200 and a 200-400mm f4 lens with a 1.4x extender

Some of the other finalists in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017 competition can be seen below:

Credit: Andrey Narchuk, Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017 – Behaviour: Invertebrates finalist

 

Credit: Qing Lin, Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017 – Under Water finalist

 

Credit: Tyohar Kastiel, Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017 – Behaviour: Birds finalist

 

Credit: David Lloyd, Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017 – Animal Portraits finalist

 

Credit: Laurent Ballesta, Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017 – Behaviour: Mammals finalist

 

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017

Credit: Mats Andersson, Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017 – Black and White finalist

 

Credit: Jack Dykinga, Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017 – Plants and Fungi finalist

 

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017

Credit: Ashleigh Scully, Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017 – Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year, 11-14 Years finalist

 

Credit: Laura Albiac Vilas, Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017 – Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year, 11-14 Years finalist

 

The competition will reopen for next year’s entries on October 23.

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Puja Agrawal