The Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, developed and produced by the Natural History Museum, London, can highlight the magic of the animal kingdom and the beauty of the world in which we live in. This year’s WPY 2017 is no different, with a cheeky fox, an army of crabs and incredible “ice monster” all making the list of finalists. But the world we share is not always one of harmony, and the winning image this year is a harrowing photograph of an endangered black rhino with its horn recently removed by poachers.

Competition judge Roz Kidman Cox says the photo is “symbolic of one of the most wasteful, cruel and unnecessary environmental crimes, one that needs to provoke the greatest public outcry.”  

You can see the full exhibition at the Natural History Museum from 20 October 2017 – 28 May2018. Visit www.nhm.ac.uk/wpy for more information.

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