Up to our necks: Swimming cheetahs commended by Wildlife Photographer of the Year
A stunning selection of images have been released in anticipation of the winners being announced in October.
An impressive selection of highly commended images from this year's Wildlife Photographer of the Year have been released in anticipation of the announcement of the winners on 15 October. As you will see, the standard is very high (and these aren't even the winners!).
From lynx making a comeback to a striking ecological disaster and narwhal shrimp communicating at great depths, there is an incredible range in the unique and fascinating images for this year's competition. The photographs are a compelling reminder of the importance of the variety, variability and vulnerability of life on Earth.
Now in its 57th year, Wildlife Photographer of the Year is developed and produced by the Natural History Museum London, and is the museum's showcase for the world's best nature photography.
We are very excited to bring these to you now in this new online gallery.
The greatest swim
Lynx on the threshold
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A Helping Hand
Up for grabs
The nurturing wetland
The gripping end
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