Wildlife Photographer Of The Year Winners Show Off Stunning Scenes From Nature

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The following photos are from Wildlife Photographer of the Year award winners. The prestigious award is given out annually by London’s Natural History Museum.

Chinese photographer Yongqing Bao, is the crowned the 2019 Wildlife Photographer of the Year, and for good reason. His photo of a fox and marmot’s interaction is absolutely a one in a zillion shot! What you are about to see, are some incredible wildlife photos!

Overall winner. Yongqing Bao took home the top award for this picture of a standoff between a Tibetan fox and a marmot, captured at China’s Qilian Mountains National Nature Reserve. Yongqing Bao

Check out the rest of the award winners and their incredible photos below! 

Portfolio award. Part of his award-winning photo series, this picture by German photographer Stefan Christmann shows 5,000 male emperor penguins huddling against the wind on the sea ice of Antarctica’s Atka Bay. Stefan Christmann

Animals in their environment. Chinese photographer Shangzhen Fan won this category for his photo of a herd of Tibetan antelope leaving a trail of footprints in the snow, on the slopes of China’s Kumukuli Desert. Shangzhen Fan

Animal portraits. Ripan Biswas was photographing an ant colony in West Bengal, India, when he noticed this imposter — a crab spider, which had been mimicking his neighbors in order to infiltrate the colony and eventually feast on its inhabitants. Ripan Biswas

10 years old and younger. Young photographer Thomas Easterbrook took this remarkable picture of a hummingbird hawkmoth while on holiday with his family in France. Thomas Easterbrook

11-14 years old. Cruz Erdmann was diving off Indonesia when he came across a bigfin reef squid glowing underwater. Cruz Erdmann

15-17 years old. Italian teen Riccardo Marchgiani found this female gelada monkey,, with a week-old infant clinging to her belly, climbing over a cliff edge in Ethiopia’s Simien Mountains National Park. Riccardo Marchegiani

Plants and fungi. The arms of a Monterey cypress tree twist and weave outwards in California’s Point Lobos State Natural Reserve, in a picture taken by Zorica Kovacevic. Zorica Kovacevic

Black and white. Max Waugh took this picture of a lone American bison in Yellowstone National Park, during a brutal snowfall. Max Waugh

Behavior: Birds. Audun Rikardsen bolted a camera and tripod, complete with a motion sensor, to a tree branch near his home in Norway. It took three years for this golden eagle to get used to the camera and start using the branch to survey the landscape below. Audun Rikardsen

Behaviour: Amphibians and Reptiles. Manuel Plaickner’s photo shows a mass migration of frogs at a pond in South Tyrol, Italy. Manuel Plaickner

Rising Star Portfolio Award. Jérémie Villet spent a month in the middle of winter observing North American mountain sheep in Yukon, northwest Canada. Jérémie Villet

Behavior: Mammals (joint winner). A puma attacks a guanaco in Patagonia, Chile. Ingo Arndt shared the category prize with the overall winner, Yongqing Bao, after spending seven months tracking wild pumas on foot. Ingo Arndt

Underwater. David Doubilet caught this colony of garden eels, which stretched nearly to the size of a football field, deep within the famous “Coral Triangle” off the coast of the Philippines. David Doubilet

Urban wildife. A spine-tingling city scene on Pearl Street, Lower Manhattan, shows brown rats scampering near their home under a tree grille. Charlie Hamilton James captured the group as they went looking for food on New York’s sidewalks. Charlie Hamilton James

Wildlife Photojournalism: Single Image. A photo of a male jaguar is projected onto a part of the US-Mexico border fence, on a star-filled night in Arizona. The moment was captured by Alejandro Prieto. Alejandro Prieto

Earth’s Environments. Lava flows into the Pacific Ocean following an eruption of Kîlauea, an active volanco on Hawaii’s Big Island. This aerial image was taken by Luis Vilariño Lopez. Luis Vilariño Lopez

Behaviour: Invertebrates. Daniel Kronauer caught a swarm of army ants moving through a rainforest in northeastern Costa Rica. Daniel Kronauer