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Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2019 images revealed

The Natural History Museum has revealed images from its Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition 2019.

A sleeping seal, a zombie beetle and a tragic turtle are just some of the captivating and emotive photographs selected by judges from this year’s entries.

Sleeping like a Weddell by Ralf SchneiderHighlyCommended 2019, Black and White

Now in its fifty-fifth year, the competition showcases the world’s best nature photography and photojournalism and attracted almost 50,000 entries from professionals and amateurs across 100 countries.

Lucky break by Jason Bantle, CanadaHighly Commended 2019, Urban Wildlife

The overall winner will be announced on the 15th of October at an awards ceremony in the Natural History Museum’s iconic Hintze Hall. Winning images are selected for their creativity, originality and technical excellence.

The hair-net cocoon by Minghui Yuan, ChinaHighly Commended 2019, Behaviour: Invertebrates

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The climbing dead by Frank Deschandol – Highly Commended 2019, Plants and Fungi

Main image:  Big cat and dog spat by Peter Haygarth, UK – Highly Commended 2019, Behaviour: Mammals

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