Above: Last Look by Steve Winter, winner of the Veolia Wildlife Photojournalist award.
Quick thinking, fast reactions, patience, resolve, or just being in the right place at the right time—the qualities that make for great nature photography are almost as varied as the subject matter. Almost 50,000 entries from all corners of the globe were submitted to this year’s Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, with the winners announced this week at London’s Natural History Museum.
The winners of the contest go on display in the Natural History Museum from today and the exhibition will tour over the next year, including stints in Australia and New Zealand. Below is a selection of this year’s photography—Entries for the 2013 competition open on December 10.
The competition is owned by the Natural History Museum and BBC Worldwide.
Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London; 44-20/7942-5011; nhm.ac.uk.