American photographer Tim Laman beat more than 50,000 entries from 95 countries to be crowned Wildlife Photographer of the Year for his photo 'Entwined Lives', which frames a critically endangered Bornean Orangutan in the Indonesian rainforest, was praised for challenging the viewer to think differently about the natural world.
The Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year title went to 16-year-old Londoner Gideon Knight, for what judges called a 'poetic' shot of a Carrion Crow in a Sycamore tree, silhouetted against the night sky and a full moon. Lewis Blackwell, chair of the jury, said that Gideon’s image epitomised “a fresh observation on our natural world, delivered with artistic flair.”
The winning entries will be exhibited along with others at the Natural History Museum, before going on tour around the UK and internationally. The next Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition is open for entries until 15 December this year. For more information, click here