Jonathan Jagot/Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015
Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015 pulled in more than 42,000 entries from 96 countries.
The competition is developed and produced by the Natural History Museum in London, which will launch the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition on 16 October.
The show is set to go on a UK and international tour following the London show, which runs until 10 April 2016.
The 2016 competition will open for entries in December.
For further details visit www.nhm.ac.uk/wpy
Commenting on Don Gutoski’s winning entry (below), Kathy Moran, a National Geographic senior editor and one of the judges, said: ‘The immediate impact of this photograph is that it appears as if the red fox is slipping out of its winter coat.
‘What might simply be a straightforward interaction between predator and prey struck the jury as a stark example of climate change, with red foxes encroaching on Arctic fox territory.
‘The bottom line is, this image works on multiple levels. It is graphic, it captures the behaviour and it is one of the strongest single storytelling photographs I have seen.’