Award-winning wildlife photos capture candid moments
In photos: Where the wild things are
An owl in mid-flight, a polar bear peering from under icy waters, to a monkey being blasted by snow are some of the winning images from this year's Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition.
Elephants surrounding a watering hole in Botswana's Northern Tuli Game Reserve by South African photographer Greg du Toit was the overall winner in the 2013 contest (see above photo).
'I've wanted to create an image that captures their special energy and the state of consciousness that I sense when I’m with them. This image comes closest to doing that', he says. du Toit got the shot by hiding in a sunken freight container and used a polarizing filter with his white balance set to a cool temperature.
The competition is put on by the U.K.'s Natural History Museum and BBC Worldwide.
Check out some of the 2013 winners in our gallery. Think you have a better photo? The 2014 call for entries starts on Dec. 9, 2013.
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- Panasonic G85/G803.3%
- Panasonic FZ2500/FZ20001.9%
- Panasonic LX10/LX151.2%
- Panasonic GH5 development3.6%
- Sony a99 II15.9%
- Nikon KeyMission 170 and 801.0%
- Fujifilm GFX 50S development28.3%
- Olympus E-M1 II development18.7%
- Olympus E-PL80.1%
- Olympus 25mm F1.2 Pro1.5%
- Olympus 12-100mm F4 IS Pro1.9%
- Olympus 30mm F3.5 Macro0.1%
- Sigma 85mm F1.4 Art3.6%
- Sigma 12-24mm F4 Art2.6%
- Sigma 500mm F4 DG OS HSM Sport2.4%
- YI M12.2%
- GoPro Hero50.8%
- GoPro Karma drone2.2%
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