The most recommended entries from the 2022 Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition

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Wildlife Photographer of the Year is an annual international wildlife photography competition organized by the Natural History Museum in London.

The event has often been cited as one of the most prestigious photography competitions in the world.

The competition began in 1964 with three categories and around 600 entries. Now winners are chosen for more than 15 categories every year.

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Wildlife Photographer of the Year was known as BG Wildlife Photographer of the Year from 1990 to 2003 and briefly Shell Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Kodak Wildlife Photographer of the Year and Prudential Wildlife Photographer of the Year.

Last year, French underwater photographer and biologist Laurent Ballesta won one of the top awards for Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2021 with her shot Explosive Fish Sex.

The captivating underwater footage captured the precise moment as camouflage groupers rushed to release their sperm into a milky cloud of eggs dropped by a female fish.

Ballesta’s photo, taken at a biosphere reserve in Fakarava, French Polynesia, was named Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2021, while several other stunning photos won awards in other categories.

The 57th edition of the competition reportedly attracted a record 50,000 entries from 95 countries.

On Wednesday, the Natural History Museum shared its first look at the top photos in its 2022 Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition.

This year’s competition will reportedly take place on October 14th with a new and revamped look.

This year’s competition attracted photographers of all ages and experiences from 93 countries.

More than 40 days before the competition, the Natural History Museum npw shared the most recommended entries.

Here’s a look at some of them:

Recommended contributions include Tiina Tormanen’s “Underwater wonderland”, Heikki Nikki’s “Dipper Dispute”, Morgan Heim’s “Burrow mates” and Dmitry Kokh’s “Polar Frame”.

You can view the other entries here.

This is the fifty-eighth year of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition.

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