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Wildlife Photographer of the Year reveals a sneak peek of highly commended images

Wildlife Photographer of the Year – held in partnership with the Natural History Museum in London – is known as the world’s best nature photography competition, famed for showcasing the beauty, fascination and fragility of the natural world.

This year’s contest, which is in its 57th year, was the most competitive yet, attracting over 50,000 entries from professionals and amateurs across 95 countries.

Below is a selection of Highly Commended photographs, while the overall winners will be announced in a virtual awards ceremony, streamed from the Natural History Museum on the evening of 12 October.

Storm fox by Jonny Armstrong, USA
Highly commended, Animal Portraits
(Image credit: Jonny Armstrong / Wildlife Photographer of the Year)

The images have been revealed ahead of the first phase of the global UN conference of COP15 on biodiversity, and serve as a reminder of the importance of the variety and variability of life on Earth in securing the future of our planet.

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