From an eagle soaring over Norway to rats scurrying for garbage in Manhattan, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year awards developed and produced by London's Natural History Museum honor some of the best animal photography from around the globe.
Chinese photographer Yongqing Bao won the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2019 title for "The Moment," a photo showing a Tibetan fox apparently about to lunge at a startled, human-seeming marmot. The rodent did not survive the encounter.
Cruz Erdmann, 14, was named Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2019, for "Night Glow," his portrait of an iridescent big fin reef squid, taken at night in the Lembeh Strait off North Sulawesi, Indonesia.
Riccardo Marchegiani/Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Mom and baby
Riccardo Marchegiani won in the category for photographers aged 15-17 with "Early Riser." A female gelada, a grass-eating primate found only on the Ethiopian Plateau, climbed close to the young photographer with her week-old infant clinging to her belly. See its eyes peeking out?
Shangzhen Fan of China won in the Animals in Their Environment category. His image, "Snow-Plateau Nomads," shows a herd of male chiru (Tibetan antelope) leaving footprints on a snowy slope in China's Kumkuli Desert.
In "Faces of Deception," Ripan Biswas captured a crab spider mimicking an ant to infiltrate a red weaver ant colony in India's Buxa Tiger Reserve. The spider appeared to be hunting the ants it was hiding among.
Norwegian photographr Audun Rikardsen took "Land of the Eagle" near his home in northern Norway. He positioned a camera on an old tree branch three years ago and the golden eagle gradually got used to the camera and began to land on the branch.
Luis Villariño Lopez/Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Spanish photographer Luis Villariño Lopez framed this shot through the door of a helicopter, capturing red-hot lava spewing from one of the world's most active volcanos, Kilauea, on Hawaii's Big Island.