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Now in its 54th year, Wildlife Photographer of the Year showcases extraordinary animal behaviour and the breathtaking diversity of life on Earth.

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Through their ability to inspire curiosity and wonder, the 100 images showcase wildlife photography as an art form. They also challenge us to consider both our place in the natural world and our responsibility to protect it.

This year's competition attracted over 45,000 entries from professionals and amateurs across 95 countries. A magnificent lioness, a glowing firefly larva and a fish looking for love are the focus of some of the phenomenal images on show.

The winner of the 2018 prize is Dutch photographer Marsel van Oosten for The Golden Couple, which frames a pair of golden snub-nosed monkeys in the temperate forest of China’s Qinling Mountains, the only habitat for these endangered primates. The winning portrait captures the beauty and fragility of life on earth, and a glimpse of some of the extraordinary, yet relatable beings we share our planet with.

Open to photographers of all ages and abilities, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2019 competition is open for entries until 13 December 2018.

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Cromwell Road, London, Greater London, SW7 5BD

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Daily, 10am – 5.50pm Closed 24 – 26 Dec

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