The Wildlife Photographer of the Year

There is only one event where all nature lovers gather around, The Wildlife Photographer of the Year. This annual event takes place at the Natural History Museum in London. This year was the fifty-second edition; this competition provides a showcase for the world’s very best nature photography.

The competition is hosted by the world-renowned and trusted British institution, the Natural History Museum and a panel of judges examined over 50,000 entries from approximately 95 different countries and selected a total of 100 short-listed photos. Images from both professional and amateur photographers are selected for their creativity, artistry, and technical complexity. There was a total of 16 category winners, depicting nature at its finest, from displays of rarely seen animal behavior to exotic landscapes.

For the second time Luis Javier Sandoval, from Mexico, won first place; this time for the Impressions category for his tricky underwater photo of a playful California sea lion pup grabbing a starfish near shore break at sunrise in Espiritu Santo Island near La Paz Baja California Sur, Mexico.

wildlife photographer of the year

We join with great pride to the international recognition to our Diving Manager for receiving such important award and the work he does to promote marine life conservation.

The winning images show us how amazing nature is; they unveil the brutality and beauty of the animal kingdom. This competition aims to raise awareness to current environmental issues and therefore to inspire younger generations to take pictures of the world around them.

The short-listed photos will be displayed at the Natural History Museum this October 21 with an international tour following.