The winners of Wildlife Photographer of The Year 2015 have just been announced and they offer us a beautiful look at the world around us, capturing intimate moments between animals and their surroundings that normally go unnoticed. In total there were 42,000 entries to the competition however they’ve rounded them down to just a handful.
The overall winner of the competition was photographer Don Gutoski for the photograph ‘A Tale of Two Foxes‘ which was taken in Wapusk National Park, Manitoba, Canada and shows two foxes in a deadly clash.
There were also plenty of other magical moments captured by the winners in this years competition and you can see the stories behind each of them here.
Still life by Edwin Giesbers, The Netherlands. Amphibians and Reptiles, WINNER.
A whale of a mouthful by Michael AW, Australia. Underwater, WINNER.
A tale of two foxes by Don Gutoski, Canada. Wildlife Photographer of the Year, WINNER.
The company of three by Amir Ben-Dov, Israel. Birds, WINNER.
Flight of the scarlet ibis by Jonathan Jagot, France. Young Wildlife Photographers: 15–17 years old, WINNER.
Life comes to art by Juan Tapia, Spain. Impressions, WINNER.
Ruffs on display by Ondrej Pelánek, Czech Republic. Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year, 11–14 years old, WINNER.
The art of algae by Peter Soler, Spain. From the Sky, WINNER.
Shadow walker by Richard Peters, UK. Urban, WINNER.