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Spectacular Winning Photos from the 2015 Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Here is a list of winning photos from 2015 Wildlife Photographer of the Year. The contest attracted over 42,000 photographs from both professionals and amateurs, so we’re sure that the judges had their work cut out for them!

These visually-stunning images convey a range of emotions. From scenes that are savage to serene to bizarre, the winning photographers capture a incredibly diverse range of shots including: a flock of elegant scarlet ibises taking flight; the grizzly scene of a red fox who captured its prey; and a desolate, sprawling landscape stained with ash.

As winners, these images are all included in an exhibition of the 100 shortlisted photographs, on display at the Natural History Museum in London until April 2016.

 

2015 Wildlife Photographer Winners 1

Winner, Under Water: A whale of a mouthful by Michael AW, Australia.

 

2015 Wildlife Photographer Winners 2

Grand title winner, Mammals: A tale of two foxes by Don Gutoski, Canada.

 

2015 Wildlife Photographer Winners 3

Winner, 15–17 Years Old: Flight of the scarlet ibis by Jonathan Jagot, France.

 

2015 Wildlife Photographer Winners 4

Winner, Plants: The heart of the swamp by Georg Popp, Austria.

 

2015 Wildlife Photographer Winners 5

Winner, Invertebrates: Butterfly in crystal by Ugo Mellone, Italy.

 

2015 Wildlife Photographer Winners 6

Winner, From the Sky: The art of algae by Pere Soler, Spain.

 

2015 Wildlife Photographer Winners 7

Winner, Birds: The company of three by Amir Ben-Dov, Israel.

 

2015 Wildlife Photographer Winners 8

Winner, Land: Landscape in ash by Hans Strand, Sweden.

 

2015 Wildlife Photographer Winners 9

Winner, Details: The meltwater forest by Fran Rubia, Spain.

 

2015 Wildlife Photographer Winners 10

Winner, Black and White: The dynamics of wings by Hermann Hirsch, Germany.

 

2015 Wildlife Photographer Winners 11

Winner, Impressions: Life comes to art by Juan Tapia, Spain.

 

2015 Wildlife Photographer Winners 13

Winner, Urban: Shadow walker by Richard Peters, UK.

 

2015 Wildlife Photographer Winners 12

Winner, Amphibians and Reptiles: Still life by Edwin Giesbers, The Netherlands.

 

2015 Wildlife Photographer Winners 14

Winner, The Wildlife Photojournalist Award: single image: Broken cats by Britta Jaschinski, Germany/UK