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First 2016 Wildlife Photographer of the Year Images Revealed

SEEN has been one of the first to see the 2016 Wildlife Photographer of the Year images. Now we share them with you.

SEEN has been one of the first to see the 2016 Wildlife Photographer of the Year images. Now we share them with you.

After a few decades, the Danube mayfly (Ephoron virgo) have returned to the river Danube, probably due to the increasing water quality. The fantastic mass swarming of these mayflies is one of the most exciting phenomenon for me. My image was taken in a dark, near-natural bank of Rába river (a tributary of the Danube) with long exposure, flash and flashlight. Unfortunately, the lamp-lit bridges have negative influence to them, because they are attracted to the lamps, become exhausted, lay their eggs to the asphalt roads of the bridge and perish immediately. The team of the Danube Research Institute in cooperation with the Environmental Optics Laboratory plan to solve this biooptical and environmental problem. This image is very precious to me as I can draw the attention to these spectacular water insects and their complex ecological light trap, which endanger their survival. Rába river, Hungary. Nikon D90, Sigma 17-70 mm, f/2.8-4.5 1.3 sec, f/14, ISO 800, 17 mm.
© Imre Potyó Wildlife Photographer of the Year
 © Alexandre Hec Wildlife Photographer of the Year
© Alexandre Hec Wildlife Photographer of the Year

A curious fox cub, hungry hornbill and inquisitive orca all play a starring role in images from the finalists of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year’s 52nd competition. This year, the collection will be displayed from 21st October 2016 to 10th September 2017 in the Museum’s East Pavilion Gallery, where you’ll see the images in a fresh setting with a new layout.

seen london © Imre Potyó_Wildlife Photographer of the Year
© Dhyey Shah Wildlife Photographer of the Year
© Audun Rikardsen Wildlife Photographer of the Year
© Audun Rikardsen Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Wildlife Photographer of the Year is a global platform for the world’s best nature photography, showcasing the planet’s most extraordinary and revelatory sights. It was founded in 1965 by BBC Wildlife Magazine (then called Animals). The Natural History Museum joined forces in 1984 to create the competition as it is known today. Since then, the competition is run and owned by the Natural History Museum.

seen london © Scott Portelli_Wildlife Photographer of the Year
© Scott Portelli Wildlife Photographer of the Year
© Lago Leonardo Wildlife Photographer of the Year
© Lago Leonardo Wildlife Photographer of the Year

This year was the most competitive to date – attracting almost 50,000 entries from professionals and amateurs across 95 countries. Judged by a panel of international experts, winning images were selected for their creativity, originality and technical excellence.

seen london © Willem Kruger _Wildlife Photographer of the Year
© Willem Kruger Wildlife Photographer of the Year
© Isaac Aylward Wildlife Photographer of the Year
© Isaac Aylward Wildlife Photographer of the Year
© Lance van de Vyver Wildlife Photographer of the Year
© Lance van de Vyver Wildlife Photographer of the Year

The exhibition will feature the highly-anticipated collection of 100 exceptional images, revealing the astonishing diversity of life on our planet and highlighting our crucial role in protecting it. The images will also embark on an international tour spanning six continents, bringing the majesty and wonder of the natural world to millions. Enjoy the glimpse SEEN offers you today.

For more information go to www.wildlifephotographeroftheyear.com

Wildlife Photographer of the Year
The Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road
London SW7 5BD

The nearest Tube station is South Kensington on the District, Piccadilly and Circle lines. The station is approximately five minutes’ walk from the Museum.
Use the Transport for London Journey Planner to find the quickest route to the Museum.

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