A Â£10,000 prize (about $20,000) awaits the overall winner of the search for the Shell Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. The contest is open to amateur and professional photographers worldwide and aims to find the most striking and original nature photography in the world. Deadline for submission of entries is on March 30.
Now on its 42nd year, the contest has expanded to include the “One Earth Award” for the image that best highlights the interaction between man and the natural world, and the “Wild Choice Award” for fresh and new images that entrants feel donâ€™t have a place in other categories. Category winners and runners-up will also share in the Â£23,550 prize pool.
Last yearâ€™s contest attracted more than 18,000 entries from 55 countries. The Shell Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition is owned by the Natural History Museum and BBC Wildlife Magazine, and is sponsored by Shell.
[Site: Natural History Museum]
Photo: Rick Stanley