The fifty-fifth instalment of prestigious Natural History Museums’ Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition has come to a close and winners announced.

Showcasing the world’s very best nature photography, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition consists of a major exhibition at the British Natural History Museum as well as worldwide tour showcasing a wide selection of submissions. The winning images for the 2019 leg of the competition have been selected and show just how truly incredible our natural world is.

Over 48,000 images were submitted from 100 countries around the globe making this years competition a stiff one. If you think you have what it takes to take the title of Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2020 be sure to get your entries in here as the competition is open now.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2019

Winner 2019, Grand Title Winner:The Moment by Yongqing Bao

Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Winner 2019, Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year Grand Title Winner: Night Glow by Cruz Erdmann, New Zealand

Animals In Their Environment

Winner 2019, Animals in their Environment: Snow-Plateau Nomads by Shangzhen Fan, China

Animal Portraits

Winner 2019, Animal Portraits: Face of Deception by Ripan Biswas, India

Behaviour: Amphibians and Reptiles

Winner 2019, Behaviour: Amphibians and Reptiles: Pondworld by Manuel Plaickner, Italy

Behaviour: Birds

Winner 2019, Behaviour: Birds: Land of the Eagle by Audun Rikardsen, Norway

Behaviour: Invertebrates

Winner 2019, Behaviour: Invertebrates: The Architectural Army by Daniel Konauer, Germany/USA

Behaviour: Mammals

Winner 2019, Behaviour: Mammals: The Equal Match by Ingo Arndt, Germany

Plants and Fungi

Winner 2019, Plants and Fungi: Tapestry of Life by Zorica Kovacevic

Under Water

Winner 2019, Under Water: The Garden of Eels by David Doubilet

Urban Wildlife

Winner 2019, Urban Wildlife: The Rat Pack by Charlie Hamilton James, UK

Earth’s Environment

Winner 2019, Earth’s Environments: Creation by Luis Vilarino, Spain

Black and White

Winner 2019, Black and White: Snow Experience by Max Waugh, USA

Wildlife Photojournalism

Winner 2019, Wildlife Photojournalism: Another Barred Migration, Alejandro Prieto, Mexico

Wildlife Photojournalist Story 

Winner 2019, Wildlife Photojournalist Story Award: Show Time by Jasper Doest, The Netherlands

Rising Star Portfolio Award

Winner 2019, Rising Star Portfolio Award: Frozen Moment by Jérémie Villet, France

Wildlife Photographer Portfolio Award

Winner 2019, Wildlife Photographer Portfolio Award: The Art of Conception by Stefan Christmann, Germany

Find out more about the Natural History Museums Wildlife Photographer of the Year and get your entries in for their 2020 competition on their website here.