The Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition is the most famous and prestigious event of its kind in the world. It provides both an inspiring annual catalogue of the wonders of nature and a thought-provoking look at our complex relationship with the natural world.
This is the most memorable and surprising collection of wildlife imagery of the year. You will find beauty and drama, and will discover the stories behind the pictures – how they were created and what they reveal about the behaviour of the subjects and the nature of the unforgettable scenes.
This sumptuous collection – all 100 pictures awarded in the 2022 Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition – displays a huge variety of subjects, styles and artistry. Chosen by an international jury from more than 38,000 submissions, images range from tiny living gems to dramatic and sometimes disturbing vistas.
The highlights include unforgettable images of animal behaviour, extraordinary underwater scenes and reportage of our complex relationship with the natural world. Among the most imaginative pictures are the ones taken by young photographers, from Thailand to New Zealand to the US.
Every image is accompanied by the story of how it was taken – not just the means and camera details but what it reveals, about the biology on display or the ethical or environmental issue portrayed.