Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Winning images revealed
11:13 AM EDT, Wed October 11, 2023
A photo of a tri-spine horseshoe crab moving slowly over mud with a trio of golden trevallies swimming above it won this year's Wildlife Photography of the Year award. It is the second time photographer Laurent Ballesta has won the title. Explore the gallery to see more photos from the 2023 awards.
Laurent Ballesta/Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Mike Korostelev photographed a hippopotamus and her two offspring resting in the shallow clear-water lake in Kosi Bay, iSimangaliso Wetland Park, South Africa.
Mike Korostelev/Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Five grey-winged trumpeters stand still as a boa constrictor slithers past. Hadrien Lalagüe captured the image on a camera trap set up in a forest in French Guiana.
Hadrien Lalagüe/Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Fernando Constantino Martínez Belmar shows the devastating path of a new cross-country tourist railway line in Mexico.
Fernando Constantino Martínez/Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Using a drone, Bertie Gregory tracked a pod of orcas as they prepared to attack a Weddell seal in Antarctica.
Bertie Gregory/Wildlife Photographer of the Year
A portrait of an icy ibex, taken by Luca Melcarne in the French Alps.
Luca Melcarne/Wildlife Photographer of the Year
A parasol mushroom is photographed releasing its spores in the forest. Taken by Agorastos Papatsanis in Mount Olympus, Greece.
Agorastos Papatsanis/Wildlife Photographer of the Year
This pair of bottlenose dolphins were photographed off the west coast of Scotland by Ekaterina Bee.
Ekaterina Bee/Wildlife Photographer of the Year
A photograph by Karine Aigner shows contestants lining up to have their bobcats weighed at the 2022 West Texas Big Bobcat Contest.
Karine Aigner/Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Vishnu Gopal photographed this lowland tapir stepping cautiously out of the Brazilian rainforest.
Vishnu Gopal/Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Using multiple exposures, Sriram Murali showcases a forest illuminated with fireflies at the Anamalai Tiger Reserve, Tamil Nadu, India.
Sriram Murali/Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Knut-Sverre Horn photographs black-legged kittiwakes tending to their chicks on the windowsill of an abandoned factory in Vardø, Troms og Finnmark, Norway.
Knut Sverre Horn/Wildlife Photographer of the Year
A newly fledged sparrow that fell into a pond and drowned provides a hearty feast for tadpoles. Juan Jesús Gonzalez Ahumada captured the image in Ojén, Málaga, Spain.
Juan Jesús Gonzalez Ahumada/Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Vihaan Talya Vikas captured this image of an ornamental tree trunk spider beside a carving of the Hindu god Krishna at the Nallur Heritage Tamarind Grove, Karnataka, India.
Vihaan Talya Vikas/Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Lennart Verheuvel shows the final moments of a beached orca in Cadzand-Bad, Zeeland, the Netherlands. A study later revealed that the animal was severely malnourished and sick.
Lennart Verheuvel/Wildlife Photographer of the Year