Wildlife Photographer of the Year winners

The annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition winners have been announced by the Natural History Museum, which has run the event for 50 years.

The winning entry was by Michael Nichols, whose snap of a pride of sleeping lions was deemed the best of an incredible bunch of entries of everything from big cats to tiny mice. Below are the winners of the key categories.

If you want to see more amazing wildlife photos, check out How It Works, which this month looks at the planet’s smartest animals and the difficult-to-capture hummingbird.



Overall winner: Michael Nichols




Young winner (10 and under): Carlos Perez Naval



Age 15-17 winner: Anton Lilja




Earth’s Environment winner: Francisco Negroni




World in Our Hands winner: Bruno D’Amicis