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Wildlife Photographer of the Year winners announced.

The year’s most stunning wildlife photography can be seen at the fifty-third Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition. The photographs were selected by an international panel of judges for the 2017 Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest.

Take a look at some of the world’s best wildlife photography below!

Ashleigh Scully wildlife photographer of the year

“Stuck In” by Ashleigh Scully, USA. Winner- Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year 11-14 Years

Alex sher wildlife photographer of the year

“Big sucker, little sucker” by Alex Sher, USA. Finalist: Under Water.

Daniel Nelson Wildlife Photographer of the Year

“The good life” by Daniel Nelson, Netherlands. Winner: Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017

justin hofman wildlife photographer

“Sewage surfer” by Justin Hofman, USA. Finalist: The Wildlife Photojournalist Award (single image).

steve winter wildlife photographer year

“Saved but caged” by Steve Winter, USA. Finalist: The Wildlife Photojournalist Award (single image).

Tony wu wildlife photographer of the year

“Giant gathering” by Tony Wu, USA. Winner: Behavior: Mammals.

Ashleigh Scully wildlife photographer

“Bear hug” by Ashleigh Scully, USA. Finalist: Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year, 11-14 Years.A

“A whorl of sharks” by Santosh Shanmuga, USA. Finalist: Black and White.

The winner of this year’s contest was an evocative image shot by photojournalist Brent Stirton. The image, Memorial to a Species, was taken in South Africa’s Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park. It depicts a shot and dehorned black rhino, a species which is critically endangered due to poaching and the illegal trade of rhino horns. The photo is shocking, showing the rhino with fresh wounds.

Brent Stirton Wildlife Photographer of the Year

“Memorial to a species” by Brent Stirton, South Africa. Winner: Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017.

All of the photos in the series are visually arresting, chosen from 50,000 entries sent by professionals and amateurs across 92 countries. The full series can be found at the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition in the Natural History Museum in London.

Click here to see the 2017 Dog Photography winners.

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