Wildlife Photographer Of The Year 2015 Finalists

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The shark surfer by Thomas P. Peschak. Finalist, Photojournalism award: single image. Many sharks are found at Aliwal Shoal near Durban, South Africa, making it the perfect place to test a prototype surfboard with an electromagnetic shark deterrent. (Photo by Thomas P. Peschak/Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015)

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Komodo Judo by Andrey Gudkov. Finalist, Amphibians & Reptiles. Two large male Komodo dragons hissing angrily at each other in Indonesia’s Komodo national park. Komodo dragons can grow up to 8ft. (Photo by Andrey Gudkov/Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015)

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Gorilla care by Marcus Westberg. Finalist, Photojournalism award: single image. Ndeze, a nine-year-old orphan mountain gorilla, watches with concern as veterinarians check the health of her female companion, 12-year-old Maisha, in the Senkwekwe centre at Virunga national park, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. (Photo by Marcus Westberg/Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015)

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Jagged peace by Floris van Breugel. Finalist, Land. A small bird (Gaucho Serrano) contemplates the enormity of Fitz Roy, in Patagonia, in Argentina’s Los Glaciares national park – a world heritage site – that boasts the largest ice mantle outside Antarctica, with numerous glaciers, lakes and towering mountains. Mount Fitz Roy is the highest, rising a jagged 3,375 metres (11,000 feet) above sea level. (Photo by Floris van Breugel/Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015)

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Natural frame by Morkel Erasmus. Finalist, Black & White. Elephants, zebras and giraffes at a waterhole in Namibia’s Etosha national park. (Photo by Morkel Erasmus/Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015)

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Great egret awakening by Zsolt Kudich. Finalist, Birds. When the River Danube flooded into Hungary’s Gemenc forest, more than a thousand great egrets flocked to the lake to feed on the stranded amphibians, fish and invertebrates. (Photo by Zsolt Kudich/Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015)

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To drink or not by Carlos Perez Naval (Spain). Finalist, 10 Years and Under. A California ground squirrel is fended off from a water dish by a gull on the beach at Morro Bay in California. (Photo by Carlos Perez Naval/Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015)

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Snow hare by Rosamund Macfarlane. Finalist, Mammals. A hare gets its pelt coated in snow in the Scottish Cairngorms, Scotland. (Photo by Rosamund Macfarlane/Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015)

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Stork art by Francisco Mingorance. Finalist, Urban Wildlife. White storks nesting on a sculpture outside the Vostell-Malpartida Museum near Cáceres in Spain. (Photo by Francisco Mingorance/Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015)

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It came from the deep by Fabien Michenet. Finalist, Underwater. A juvenile octopus, measuring about 2cm across, swims in the deep water off the coast of Tahiti, French Polynesia. Its transparent body reveals internal organs and chromatophores (colourchanging cells) on its tentacles. (Photo by Fabien Michenet/Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015)

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