ICYMI: 15 images for Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2021 emerge

These outsanding photographs captured nature in its rarest forms as trees, plants and animals survive and surrender to nature's superiority.
ICYMI: 15 images for Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2021 emerge
“This image of a lioness dripping with bright red blood was taken by British photographer Lara Jackson in the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania.”Lara Jackson – Wildlife Photographer of the Year
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  • Spanish photographer Sergio Marijuán took this photo of an Iberian lynx in the doorway of an abandoned hayloft in the Sierra Morena.

    Spanish photographer Sergio Marijuán took this photo of an Iberian lynx in the doorway of an abandoned hayloft in the Sierra Morena.

  • “Sri Lankan-Australian photographer Buddhilini de Soyza feared these male cheetahs wouldn’t make it out of a flooded river in Masai Mara, Kenya.”

    “Sri Lankan-Australian photographer Buddhilini de Soyza feared these male cheetahs wouldn’t make it out of a flooded river in Masai Mara, Kenya.”

  • “This image of a lioness dripping with bright red blood was taken by British photographer Lara Jackson in the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania.”

    “This image of a lioness dripping with bright red blood was taken by British photographer Lara Jackson in the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania.”

  • This orphaned gray-headed flying fox was caught on camera by Australian photographer Douglas Gimesy.

    This orphaned gray-headed flying fox was caught on camera by Australian photographer Douglas Gimesy.

  • US photographer Jonny Armstrong captured this fox searching for salmon carcasses in Alaska.

    US photographer Jonny Armstrong captured this fox searching for salmon carcasses in Alaska.

  • Norwegian photographer Audun Rikardsen's image of a slick of dead and dying herrings was used as evidence in a court case against the owner of a fishing boat.

    Norwegian photographer Audun Rikardsen's image of a slick of dead and dying herrings was used as evidence in a court case against the owner of a fishing boat.

  • Mangrove swamps provide a buffer between Kakinada city and the sea in Andhra Pradesh, India, as shot by Indian photographer Rakesh Pulapa.

    Mangrove swamps provide a buffer between Kakinada city and the sea in Andhra Pradesh, India, as shot by Indian photographer Rakesh Pulapa.

  • French photographer Laurent Ballesta found thousands of narwhal shrimp in deep water in the French Mediterranean.

    French photographer Laurent Ballesta found thousands of narwhal shrimp in deep water in the French Mediterranean.

  • Wei Fu, from Thailand, captured this struggle between a golden tree snake and a red-spotted tokay gecko.

    Wei Fu, from Thailand, captured this struggle between a golden tree snake and a red-spotted tokay gecko.

  • Romanian photographer Gheorghe Popa took this shot of a small river in the Apuseni Mountains which has taken on these vivid colors due to toxic waste from a nearby mine.

    Romanian photographer Gheorghe Popa took this shot of a small river in the Apuseni Mountains which has taken on these vivid colors due to toxic waste from a nearby mine.

  • Sri Lankan photographer Gagana Mendis Wickramasinghe's image shows a male rose-ringed parakeet feeding three chicks.

    Sri Lankan photographer Gagana Mendis Wickramasinghe's image shows a male rose-ringed parakeet feeding three chicks.

  • US photographer Jack Zhi shot this image of a young white-tailed kite taking a live mouse from its father in mid-air.

    US photographer Jack Zhi shot this image of a young white-tailed kite taking a live mouse from its father in mid-air.

  • An Apollo butterfly lands on an oxeye daisy in the Haut-Jura Regional Nature Park, eastern France, as shot by French photographer Emelin Dupieux.

    An Apollo butterfly lands on an oxeye daisy in the Haut-Jura Regional Nature Park, eastern France, as shot by French photographer Emelin Dupieux.

  • German-Australian photographer Juergen Freund took this photo of ghost fungus after monsoon rains near his home in Queensland, Australia.

    German-Australian photographer Juergen Freund took this photo of ghost fungus after monsoon rains near his home in Queensland, Australia.

  • Spanish photographer Jaime Culebras spotted this tarantula hawk wasp dragging a tarantula up his fridge in Quito, Ecuador.

    Spanish photographer Jaime Culebras spotted this tarantula hawk wasp dragging a tarantula up his fridge in Quito, Ecuador.

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