Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Portfolio 22

Edited by Rosamund Kidman Cox

This powerful collection of photographs comprises all the winning images in the prestigious Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2012 competition.

ISBN:
978 0 565 09317 4
Format:
Hardback
Price:
£25.00
Published:
October 2012
Size:
254 x 250 mm
Extent:
160 pp
Illustrations:
Colour photographs throughout
Publisher:
Natural History Museum

Details

This powerful collection of photographs comprises all the winning and commended images from the Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2012 competition, the most prestigious event of its kind in the world. They are the very best of more than 48,000 entries, from 98 countries, and represent the work of 80 international photographers, both professionals and amateurs.

The photographs were chosen by an international jury for their artistic merit and originality. The range of subjects and styles is diverse, from technically amazing animal portraits and pictures of urban wildlife to images of underwater worlds and photographs that capture astounding and sometimes shocking events in the natural world. Together this outstanding collection is a reminder of the splendour, drama and variety of life on Earth. 

Each image is accompanied by an extended caption and there is an introduction by Jim Brandenburg, one of the world’s most respected nature photographers.

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Pages from Wildlife Photographer of the Year Portfolio 22.

Pages from Wildlife Photographer of the Year Portfolio 22.

Pages from Wildlife Photographer of the Year Portfolio 22.

Pages from Wildlife Photographer of the Year Portfolio 22.

Pages from Wildlife Photographer of the Year Portfolio 22.

Pages from Wildlife Photographer of the Year Portfolio 22.

Pages from Wildlife Photographer of the Year Portfolio 22.

Pages from Wildlife Photographer of the Year Portfolio 22.

Pages from Wildlife Photographer of the Year Portfolio 22.

Pages from Wildlife Photographer of the Year Portfolio 22.

Pages from Wildlife Photographer of the Year Portfolio 22.

Pages from Wildlife Photographer of the Year Portfolio 22.

Pages from Wildlife Photographer of the Year Portfolio 22.

Pages from Wildlife Photographer of the Year Portfolio 22.

Pages from Wildlife Photographer of the Year Portfolio 22.

Pages from Wildlife Photographer of the Year Portfolio 22.

Pages from Wildlife Photographer of the Year Portfolio 22.

Pages from Wildlife Photographer of the Year Portfolio 22.

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The competition

The Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, now in its 49th year, is an international showcase for the very best photography featuring natural subjects. The most innovative and imaginative photographic images are judged and selected by a panel of experts.

The chosen images form an exhibition at the Natural History Museum that tours the UK and worldwide throughout the year. 

This world-famous competition is owned by the Natural History Museum and BBC Worldwide and is sponsored by Veolia Environnement. 

The editor

Rosamund Kidman Cox is an editor and writer, specialising in wildlife and environmental issues and with a particular interest in photography. She was editor of Wildlife Magazine, subsequently BBC Wildlife Magazine, for 24 years and has been a judge of the competition since 1981, launching it in its current form. She is on the executive committee of the International League of Conservation Photographers.

The introduction to this portfolio is by Jim Brandenburg, one of the world’s most respected nature photographers. He was a National Geographic magazine photographer for more than 30 years and has many award-winning books to his name. Jim is a past winner of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Award and was chair of the judges for the 2012 competition.

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