When it comes to wildlife photos, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year’s selection never disappoints. Although it’s still not time to reveal the 2022 winners, the contest has revealed a little “teaser” before the day comes. And as you’ve probably expected, the selection is great!
A frog “pool party,” fish “flying” through cloud-like algae, and a gorgeous portrait of a stag taken by a 7-year-old: these are only some of the images you’ll see in this gallery, so let’s check them out as we count down to the winner announcement.
Now in its 58th year, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year is developed and produced by the Natural History Museum, London. The contest was originally founded in 1965 by BBC Wildlife Magazine, then called Animals. The Natural History Museum joined forces in 1984, creating the competition as it is known today. This year’s competition had entries from photographers coming from 93 countries. Their ages and experience levels vary greatly, but they all have one thing in common: they take wonderful wildlife photos. You might even recognize one of them as I did: it’s Dmitry Kokh’s portrait of a polar bear in an abandoned weather station.
The jury judged each entry anonymously on its creativity, originality, and technical excellence. The winning images, including the prestigious Grand Title Award and Young Grand Title Award, will be announced on 11 October 2022 during an exclusive awards ceremony. The Natural History Museum will then unveil the brand new, redesigned Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition on 14 October 2022 in London.
Enjoy more photos below and find more details on the contest’s website.