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2019 Wildlife Photographer of the Year Winners Announced

 Every year, the Natural History Museum in London holds the largest international wildlife photography competition on the planet within the initiative to determine the absolute best photos from hundreds of thousands of contestants across 16 categories, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year awards. At last, the winners of the year 2019 have been announced, with Chinese photographer Yongqing Bao taking the crown this year for his image capturing a dramatic battle between a Tibetan fox and a marmot. We showcase the winning image, as well as 21 winners and honorable mentions across categories below for your viewing pleasure.

1. 'The Moment', the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Winner and Behavior - Mammals Winner

Author: Yongqing Bao

Country: China

Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards 2019 The Moment Yongqing Bao
Image Source: Yongqing Bao

2. 'Cool Drink', Behavior - Birds, Highly Commended

Author: Diana Rebman

Country: USA

Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards 2019 "Cool Drink": Behaviour - Birds, Highly Commended  Author: Diana Rebman
Image Source: Diana Rebman

3. 'Portrait Of A Mother', Animal Portraits, Highly Commended

Author: Ingo Arndt

Country: Germany

Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards 2019 Ingo Arndt
Image Source: Ingo Arndt

4. 'Circle Of Life', Black And White, Highly Commended

Author: Alex Mustard

Country: UK

Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards 2019 Alex Mustard
Image Source: Alex Mustard

5. 'Snow Landing', Rising Star Portfolio Award, Winner

Author: Jérémie Villet

Country: France

Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards 2019 Jérémie Villet
Image Source: Jérémie Villet

6. 'Snow-Plateau Nomads', Animals In Their Environment, Winner

Author: Shangzhen Fan

Country: China

Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards 2019 Shangzhen Fan
Image Source: Shangzhen Fan

7. 'Land Of The Eagle', Behavior - Birds, Winner

Author: Audun Rikardsen

Country: Norway

Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards 2019 Audun Rikardsen
Image Source: Audun Rikardsen

8. 'Cradle Of Life', Wildlife Photographer Portfolio Award, Winner

Author: Stefan Christmann

Country: Germany

Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards 2019 Stefan Christmann
Image Source: Stefan Christmann

9. 'Sky Hole', Earth’s Environments, Highly Commended

Author: Sven Začek

Country: Estonia

Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards 2019 Sven Začek
Image Source: Sven Začek

10. 'Frozen Moment', Rising Star Portfolio Award, Winner

Author: Jérémie Villet

Country: France

Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards 2019 Jérémie Villet
Image Source: Jérémie Villet

11. 'Lucky Break' Urban Wildlife, Highly Commended

Author: Jason Bantle

Country: Canada

Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards 2019 Jason Bantle
Image Source: Jason Bantle

12. 'Creation', Earth’s Environments, Winner

Author: Luis Vilariño

Country: Spain

Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards 2019 Luis Vilariño
Image Source: Luis Vilariño

13. 'The Equal Match', Behavior - Mammals, Joint Winner

Author: Ingo Arndt

Country: Germany

Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards 2019 Ingo Arndt
Image Source: Ingo Arndt

14. 'The Ethereal Drifter', Under Water, Highly Commended

Author: Angel Fitor

Country: Spain

Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards 2019 Angel Fitor
Image Source: Angel Fitor

15. 'Big Cat And Dog Spat', Behavior - Mammals, Highly Commended

Author: Peter Haygarth

Country: UK

Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards 2019 Peter Haygarth
Image Source: Peter Haygarth

16. 'The Albatross Cave', Animals In Their Environment, Highly Commended

Author: Thomas P Peschak

Country: Germany/South Africa

Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards 2019 Thomas P Peschak
Image Source: Thomas P Peschak

17. 'Early Riser', 15-17 Years Old, Winner

Author: Riccardo Marchegiani

Country: Italy

Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards 2019 Riccardo Marchegiani
Image Source: Riccardo Marchegiani

18. 'The Huddle', Wildlife Photographer Portfolio Award, Winner

Author: Stefan Christmann

Country: Germany

Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards 2019 Stefan Christmann
Image Source: Stefan Christmann

19. 'The Challenge', Animals In Their Environment, Highly Commended

Author: Françoise Gervais

Country: Canada

Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards 2019 Françoise Gervais
Image Source: Françoise Gervais

20. 'Pondworld', Behavior - Amphibians And Reptiles, Winner

Author: Manuel Plaickner

Country: Italy

Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards 2019 Manuel Plaickner
Image Source: Manuel Plaickner

21. 'Snow Exposure', Black And White, Winner

Author: Max Waugh

Country: USA

Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards 2019 Max Waugh
Image Source: Max Waugh

22. 'Bee Line': Behavior - Invertebrates, Highly Commended

Author: Frank Deschandol

Country: France

Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards 2019 Frank Deschandol
Image Source: Frank Deschandol
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