Stunning Images From the 2016 Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards

8 winners were chosen from over 50,000 entries.

A panel of judges examined over 50,000 entries from approximately 95 different countries and selected a total of 100 short-listed photos. American biologist and photojournalist Tim Laman was named the overall winner of the contest for his striking “Entwined Lives” photo. Other award categories include Birds, Plants and Fungi, Underwater, Urban and more. Short-listed photos will be on display at the Natural History Museum from October 21 and an international tour will follow.

“Entwined lives” – Tim Laman (USA)

“The alley cat” – Nayan Khanolkar (India)

“The pangolin pit” – Paul Hilton (UK/Australia)

“The moon and the crow” – Gideon Knight (UK)

“Requiem for an owl” – Mats Andersson (Sweden)

“The sand canvas” – Rudi Sebastian (Germany)

“Star Player” – Luis Javier Sandoval (Mexico)

“Wind Composition” – Valter Binotto (Italy)