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Truly Stunning Images From the 2017 Wildlife Photographer of the Year Contest

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Here are a few of the awesome winning photographs from the annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest.

It’s amazing what a camera can capture.

Every year the Natural History Museum in London runs its Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest, and they get a ton of incredible submissions. This year was no different.

Photographers from more than 92 countries with more than 50,000 submissions entered the contest this year. Here are just a few of the winning images.

You can view even more photos of the winners and finalists on the museum’s website.

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“Bear hug” by Ashleigh Scully, USA. Finalist: Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year, 11-14 Years. Business Insider
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“Memorial to a species” by Brent Stirton, South Africa. Winner: Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017. Business Insider
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“Lions’ long shot” by Michael Cohen, USA. Finalist: Behavior: Mammals. Business Insider
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“Spawn rivals” by David Herasimtschuk, USA. Finalist: Under Water. Business Insider
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“Stuck In” by Ashleigh Scully, USA. Winner: Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year, 11-14 Years. Business Insider
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“Giant gathering” by Tony Wu, winner of the Behaviour: Mammals category. Business Insider
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“Arctic Treasure” by Sergey Gorshkov, Russia. Finalist: Animal Portraits. Natural History Museum
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“Snow Spat” by Erlend Haarberg, Norway. Finalist: Black and White. Natural History Museum
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“Death by a thousand bites” by Lucas Bustamante, Ecuador. Finalist Behaviour: Invertebrates. Natural History Museum
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“The power of the matriarch” by David Lloyd, New Zealand/UK. Finalist: Animal Portraits. Natural History Museum

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Truly Stunning Images From the 2017 Wildlife Photographer of the Year Contest