Stunning Images From The Best Wildlife Photo Competition of the Year
The winners of the Veolia Environment Photographer of the Year Competition, owned by the Natural History Museum in London and BBC Worldwide, were announced this week.
The competition, now in its 48th year, features powerful images of nature (and sometimes its destruction), including a moonset at sunrise, a polar bear stranded on an ice floe and endangered Bengal tigers.
One-hundred winning photographs were culled from 48,000 entries from 98 countries.
Here are some of the stories behind the award-winning images. You can see more photographs at the Natural History Museum website.