The annual competition, Wildlife Photographer of the year presented by London's Natural History Museum and BBC, has just recently announced its 50 finalists, chosen from over 41,000 entries.
Here are some of the most breathtaking images taken over the last year.
'Apex Predators' by Justin Black
'Barracuda Swirl' by Alexander Mustard
'Caiman Night' by Luciano Candisani
'Diamonds' by Malgorzata Ksiazkiewicz
'Heavy Rain' by Pierluigi Rizzato
'Big Mouth' by Adriana Basques
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