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.
Thomas Easterbrook took first place for photographers age 10 and under for "Humming Surprise," which shows a hummingbird hawkmoth siphoning nectar from an autumn sage.
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.
In "Pondworld," Manuel Plaickner captured a dreamy image of common frogs in South Tyrol, Italy, breeding en masse in a pond that's likely the very one where they themselves were spawned.
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.
American photographer Daniel Kronauer took this photo of a nomadic ant colony in Costa Rica. The ants use their bodies to build a daytime nest to house the queen and larvae.
Ingo Arndt of Germany took this photo of a puma attacking a guanaco (an animal related to the llama) in Patagonia, Chile. While the puma stalked its prey for a half-hour, the guanaco did get away.
Zorica Kovacevic took first place in the Plants and Fungi category for this eerie shot of a Monterey cypress tree covered in velvety-looking algae.
American David Doubilet won the Under Water category for this shot of a colony of garden eels off Dauin, in the Philippines. The orange fish is a wrasse, the slender fish behind it a cornetfish.
Charlie Hamilton Jones took this photo of brown rats in New York's Lower Manhattan, as the critters scampered between their home and a pile of garbage bags. The photo won the Urban Wildlife category.
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.
American photographer Max Waugh won in the Black and White category for his image of a lone American bison weathering a winter storm in Yellowstone National Park.