Nature's top moments, captured in this year's Shell Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition, are on display in the first stop of an international tour.
The images are on show until Sunday 21 January at the Natural History Museum at Tring , Hertfordshire.
The Shell Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition is the largest and most prestigious event of its kind and this year's judges scrutinised more than 18,000 entries from amateur and professional photographers from 55 countries.
'Shell Wildlife Photographer of the Year is one of our most popular temporary exhibitions' says Paul Kitching, Museum Manager. 'We find that visitors to the Museum always enjoy seeing the fantastic images.'
The exhibition includes 92 winning and commended images and demonstrates the art and skill involved in wildlife photography. Each picture in the display is captioned to reveal how and why it was taken.
The exhibition is touring across the UK and five continents, showcasing the very best photographic images of nature to millions worldwide.
The winning images are published in a commemorative book by the BBC, Wildlife Photographer of the Year Portfolio 16, priced £25. It is available at the Museum, through BBC Wildlife Magazine, www.bbcshop.com and all major book retailers.