The time has come. Just like every year the Natural History Museum of London announced the winners of the renowned Wildlife Photographer of the Year awards during an official ceremony held in England’s capital.
The competition is divided as usual in several categories for both young and adult photographers.
The first prize for adults went to Greg du Toit with the photo Essence of Elephants.
The winners of the younger categories 15-17, 11-14 and 10 years and under were respectively Mateusz Piesiak, Udayan Rao Pawar and Louis Pattyn.
If you are going to London before 23 march 2014 remember that the best photos of the contest are on display at the Natural History Museum until that date. Otherwise an international tour is planned to begin at the end of november.
In the following list you will see our favorite entries with the relative category. What’s your favorite one? Tell us in the comments.
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Grand title winner and Animal portraits: Greg du Toit, Essence of elephants
Animal portraits (joint runner up): Hannes Lochner, Curiosity and the cat
Animal portraits (joint runner up): Peter Delaney, Showdown
Behaviour – Cold blooded animals winner: Luis Javier Sandoval, Dive buddy
Behaviour – Mammals winner: Joe McDonald, The spat
Animals in their environment winner: Paul Souders, The water bear
Animals in their environment commended: Jérémie Villet, On top of the world
Wildscapes winner: Sergey Gorshkov, The cauldron
Creative visions commended: Marsel van Oosten, Resurrection
Portfolio award winner: Erik Hosking
Grand title winner and 11-14 years: Udayan Rao Pawar, Mother’s little headful
15-17 years winner: Mateusz Piesiak, Last light
15-17 years runner-up: Etienne Francey, Freeze frame
15-17 years commended: Etienne Francey, Harvest gold
10 years and under winner: Louis Pattyn, Peacock at sunrise