These are the breathtaking winning photos of 2018 Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest

Jan 22, 2019

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These are the breathtaking winning photos of 2018 Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest

Jan 22, 2019

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest always brings us some stunning photos, and the 2018 contest was no exception. The winners from 19 categories were selected and their photos show the beauty, versatility and sometimes harsh reality of the world around us.

Dutch photographer Marsel van Oosten won the overall Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018 title. The winning photo titled “The Golden Couple” frames a pair of golden snub-nosed monkeys. It was taken in the temperate forest of China’s Qinling Mountains, the only habitat for these endangered primates.

The golden couple by Marsel van Oosten, The Netherlands
Grand Title Winner 2018, Animal Portraits
© Marsel van Oosten – Wildlife Photographer of the Year

The Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018 title was awarded to sixteen-year-old Skye Meaker from South Africa. His winning photo depicts a leopard waking from sleep in Mashatu Game Reserve, Botswana.

Lounging leopard by Skye Meaker, South Africa
Grand Title Winner 2018, 15-17 Years Old
© Skye Meaker – Wildlife Photographer of the Year

There were in total 19 category winners, along with van Oosten and Meaker. These are the categories of the contest:

  1. Animal Portraits
  2. Animals in their environment
  3. Amphibians and Reptiles
  4. Behaviour: Birds
  5. Behaviour: Invertebrates
  6. Behaviour: Mammals
  7. Black and White
  8. Creative Visions
  9. Earth’s Environments
  10. Plants and Fungi
  11. Rising Star Portfolio Award
  12. Under Water
  13. Urban Wildlife
  14. Wildlife Photojournalism
  15. Wildlife Photojournalist Award: Story
  16. Wildlife Photographer Portfolio Award
  17. 15-17 Years Old
  18. 11-14 Years Old
  19. 10 Years and Under

They were selected among more than 45,000 entries from 95 countries, and you can currently see them exhibited. Along with 98 other photos from 2018 competition, the two overall winning images are on display at the Natural History Museum in London. It will travel across the UK and to locations such as Canada, Spain, the USA, Australia, and Germany.

The Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition opens for entry every October. So, if you want to give it a shot yourself, you can do so in fall 2019. You can see some more category winners below, and check out the last year’s winning photos here.

Pipe owls by Arshdeep Singh, India
Winner 2018, 10 Years and Under
© Arshdeep Singh – Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Bed of seals by Cristobal Serrano, Spain
Winner 2018, Animals in their environment
© Cristobal Serrano – Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Hellbent by David Herasimtschuk, USA
Winner 2018, Behaviour: Amphibians and Reptiles
© David Herasimtschuk – Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Blood thirsty by Thomas P Peschak, Germany/South Africa
Winner 2018, Behaviour: Birds
© Thomas P Peschak – Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Mud-rolling mud-dauber by Georgina Steytler, Australia
Winner 2018, Behaviour: Invertebrates
© Georgina Steytler – Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Kuhirwa mourns her baby by Ricardo Núñez Montero, Spain
Winner 2018, Behaviour: Mammals
© Ricardo Núñez-Montero – Wildlife Photographer of the Year
 
Night flight by Michael Patrick O’Neill, USA
Winner 2018, Under Water
© Michael Patrick O’Neill – Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Crossing paths by Marco Colombo, Italy
Winner 2018, Urban Wildlife
© Marco Colombo – Wildlife Photographer of the Year

The sad clown by Joan de la Malla, Spain
Winner 2018, Wildlife Photojournalism
© Joan de la Malla – Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Signature tree by Alejandro Prieto, Mexico.
Winner 2018, Wildlife Photojournalist Award: Story
© Alejandro Prieto – Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Mother defender by Javier Aznar González de Rueda, Spain
Winner 2018, Wildlife Photographer Portfolio Award
© Javier Aznar González de Rueda – Wildlife Photographer of the Year

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Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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