You’ve probably seen that the winners of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2013 were announced last week, I congratulate all the winners on their wonderful images. The overall winner, Essence of elephants by Greg du Toit is pictured below but what I’ve been most impressed by is the celebration of the oceans that seems to be going on across the exhibition, not only limited to the underwater category. I’m especially pleased by all the familiar names of friends & acquaintances, congratulations guys! I wrote to the NHM press department and they’ve let me use these images in this ocean special review of the exhibition. I haven’t seen the photos in person yet but as always I look forward to seeing the full exhibition before it closes early next year. Click on each of the images in this post to read the full captions associated with them.
Overall Winner & Winner of Animal Portraits:
WINNER of Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2013 by 14-year old Udayan Rao Pawar:
WINNER: The World in Our Hands Award:
WINNER: Behaviour: Cold-Blooded Animals:
RUNNER-UP: Behaviour: Cold-Blooded Animals:
WINNER: Underwater Worlds
RUNNER-UP: Underwater Worlds
I loved all of the underwater world category
COMMENDED: Nature in Black and White
WINNER: Animals in their Environment:
I also liked this image – though not underwater, its often one of my fav categories…
I hope you enjoyed this watery highlight of the WPOTY Exhibition, do go and see it if you’re in London. You can see a selection of the other images at the NHM online galleries here. And congratulations again everyone – I know some of you read this blog :)
Wildlife Photographer of the Year is co-owned by the Natural History Museum and BBC Worldwide. The original photographers hold the copyright to these images. Permission granted for their use in this article by Natural History Museum.