Wildlife Photographer of the Year is an annual international wildlife photography competition owned by the Natural History Museum and BBC Wildlife. Its sponsored name is currently Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year. The first competition was held in 1964, with three categories and around 600 entries. In 2008 the competition received over 32,000 entries from 3100 photographers in 82 countries. There is an exhibition of the winning and commended images each year at the Natural History Museum (UK), which later tours around the world. It is often cited as being one of the most prestigious photography competitions in the world.
One of the photo’s to reach this years finalists, is a photo of the one and only Migaloo
White Fella, Marc McCormack’s highly commended picture of Migaloo
(from the picture gallery).
Petr Simon’s Racket-tail in the Rain, highly commended
(from the picture gallery)
The winners will be announced on 19 October 2011 at the awards ceremony and the exhibition opens to the public at the Natural History Museum on 21 October.
See more photo’s of this years finalists in the Courier Mail picture gallery (8 photo’s)
See some more photo’s that where entered at:-