A Siberian tiger hugs a Manchurian fir, rubbing her cheek against bark to leave her scent in Russia’s Land of the Leopard National Park. Sergey Gorshkov/Wildlife Photographer of the Year
The London Natural History Museum’s annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition awards photographers who highlight the fragility of Earth’s wildlife.
This year, the contest drew over 49,000 entries from photographers in 25 countries.
The winning images, announced this week, show a serene proboscis monkey, an iridescent squid, and a clownfish with a parasite for a tongue.
Sergey Gorshkov was determined to find a Siberian tiger. He knew it wouldn’t be easy. The species is known to live only in sections of Russia and China and was hunted almost to extinction in the 20th