Bubble-Jetting Emperors, by Paul Nicklen (Canada). Winner, Underwater Worlds. Taken in the Ross Sea, Antarctica. Nicklen positioned himself near a likely exit hole for the hunting penguins
10 of the finest
THE VEOLIA ENVIRONNEMENT WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER of the Year exhibition has opened at London’s Natural History Museum and runs there until 3 March next year.
The prestigious show, run by the Natural History Museum and BBC Worldwide, is in its 48th year.
It features some 100 winning, runner-up, specially commended and commended images from tens of thousands of terrestrial and aquatic images entered from around the world.
As DIVER went to press in late September, the competition’s overall winner had yet to be announced at an awards ceremony two days before the exhibition’s opening on 19 October.
However, all of the exhibition’s other displays had been announced, with 10 aquatic shots making the exhibition’s overall selection. In a break from recent years, no British underwater photographers are featured.
Shown here are some of the images from the categories Underwater Worlds, Behaviour: Birds and Behaviour: Cold-Blooded Animals.
In addition to the London exhibition, the competition will tour in Britain and overseas over the next year. For the full exhibition display plus national and international tour venues and dates, go to www.nhm.ac.uk/wildphoto
Entries for the 2013 competition can be filed from 17 December until 22 February.