The global search for this year’s best wildlife photos ends this week when the Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2012 competition closes.
Professionals and amateurs of all ages have until Thursday 23 February (now extended to Monday 27 February 2012 at 09:00 GMT) to submit their images into the world’s most prestigious wildlife photography competition, owned by the Natural History Museum and BBC Wildlife Magazine.
The competition is in its 48th year and includes categories such as Urban Wildlife, Underwater Worlds, Animal Portraits and 3 age groups for Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year.
As well as the much-coveted title of Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year, the adult winner is awarded £10,000.
The images will feature in the critically acclaimed exhibition that showcases winning, runner-up and commended photographs. The exhibition makes its debut at the Museum and also tours nationally and internationally.