Puma mother and her playful cubs win WildArt photo competition
WildArt Photographer of the Year competition 'Connection' round winners announced.
Is there anything cuter than animals in love? Apart from kittens playing with balls of wool perhaps.
The WildArt Photographer of the Year is a new wildlife photography competition that features 10 themed category contests which are announced each month. This month's theme was 'connection', and the winners have just been unveiled.
There are still many rounds to come over the following months, and once each round has been decided, an overall winner will be awarded at the end of the year.
We bring you our pick of the best from the connected category from the winners and highly commended images.
Lessons for life: Gold Winner
Allopreen Gannets: Highly commended
Baby garden spider cluster: Highly commended
Nose to nose: Bronze winner
She just wants a friend: Highly commended
Raging Ravens: Highly commended
If you are enjoying this gallery, why not check out some more of our great wildlife images:
- 20 sublime images from the Nature Through the Lens competition
- Rare black panther not seen in Africa for 100 years
- Glow-in-the-dark animals gallery
Courtship: Cotton Carrier Award winner
In line: Highly commended
Bad Connection: WildArt young category winner
Love: Wild Planet Photo Magazine editor's choice
Dispute: Highly commended
James Cutmore is the picture editor of BBC Science Focus Magazine, researching striking images for the magazine and on the website. He is also has a passion for taking his own photographs