The winners of the ‘Wildlife Photographer of the Year’ awards were revealed just a few days ago at the glittering awards ceremony that took place in the Natural History Museum, London.

In its 49th year, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition received 43,000 photos from 96 countries. The overall grand title went to South African photographer Greg du Toit with his ‘Essence of Elephants’.

100 of the best entries are now on display at the Natural History Museum until 23 March 2014. Those who can’t make it to London will be able to enjoy the 2013 exhibition on its international tour beginning at the end of November 2013. [Read more...]

Here’s a mix of the winners and some of our favorite runner-ups. If you like what you see, be sure to check out 22 Best Wildlife Photos From National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest.

Which one is your personal winner?

Source: nhm.ac.uk (via: mymodernmet)

15-17 Years – Runner-up

Eric Hosking Portfolio Award – Winner

Animals in their Environment – Winner

Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Behaviour: Birds – Commended

Behaviour: Cold-Blooded Animals – Runner-up

Creative Visions – Winner

Botanical Realms – Commended

Nature in Black and White – Commended

Creative Visions – Runner-up

World in Our Hands – Winner

Eric Hosking Portfolio Award – Winner

Eric Hosking Portfolio Award – Winner

Wildlife Photographer of the Year – Grand title winner

15-17 Years – Commended

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