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The Best Wildlife Photos of 2015

The Natural History Museum has released the winning pictures from their annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, and as ever there are some stunning photos capturing all elements of the natural world. An amateur photographer called Don Gutoski was named the overall winner for his emotional capture of a battle between two foxes, beating competition from 42,000 hopeful entrants. The images below represents just a small number of the incredible photos submitted to the competition, and the best images are now on display at the museum in London, England. They will be taken on a worldwide tour early next year.

View more incredible images and find out more about the tour by visiting the official Natural History Museum website.

 

Heaven on Earth by Marino Cano

Wildlife Photos 2015
Image rights: Marina Cano/Natural History Museum
 

A Whale of a Mouthful by Michael Aw

Wildlife Photos 2015
Image rights: Michael Aw /Natural History Museum
 

Shadow Walker by Richard Peters

Wildlife Photos 2015
Image rights: Richard Peters/Natural History Museum
 

Komodo Juno by Andrey Gudkov

Wildlife Photos 2015
Image rights: Andrey Gudkov/Natural History Museum
 

Flight of the Scarlet Ibis by Jonathan Jagot

Wildlife Photos 2015
Image rights: Jonathan Jagot/Natural History Museum
 

Reflection in Black by Petr Bombousek

Wildlife Photos 2015
Image rights: Petr Bombousek/Natural History Museum
 

The Art of Algae by Pere Soler

Wildlife Photos 2015
Image rights: Pere Soler/Natural History Museum
 

Natural Frame by Morkel Erasmus

Wildlife Photos 2015
Image rights: Morkel Erasmus/Natural History Museum
 

Great Egret Awakening by Zsolt Kudicht

Wildlife Photos 2015
Image rights: Zsolt Kudischt/Natural History Museum
 

The Final Leap by Wim va den Heever

Wildlife Photos 2015
Image rights: Wim van den Heever/Natural History Museum

Still Life by Edwin Giesbers

Wildlife Photos 2015
Image rights: Edwin Giesbers/Natural History Museum
 

Broken Cats by Britta Jaschinski

Wildlife Photos 2015
Image rights: Britta Jaschinski/Natural History Museum

Cuban Survivor by Mirko Zanni

Wildlife Photos 2015
Image rights: Mirko Zanni/Natural History Museum
 

Just Jellyfish by Thomas P Peschak

Wildlife Photos 2015
Image rights: Thomas P Peschak/Natural History Museum
 

The Company of Three by Amir Ben-Dov

Wildlife Photos 2015
Image rights: Amir Ben-Dov/Natural History Museum
 

A Tale of Two Foxes by Don Gutoski - the Grand Winner of the competition. The photographer has described the photo of a red fox with its arctic fox prey as 'the best picture I've ever taken in my life. It's the symmetry of the heads, the bodies and tails - even the expression on the faces'.

Wildlife Photos 2015
Image rights: Don Gutoski/Natural History Museum
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