The winners of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2016 competition have been revealed at a ceremony at London’s Natural History Museum.

Claiming the overall title of Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2016 was American photographer Tim Laman for his image, Entwined Lives, depicting an endangered Bornean orangutan climbing a tree high above an Indonesian rainforest.

To get this image, Tim says he spent three days rope-climbing the 30-metre-tall tree and rigged several GoPro cameras that he could fire remotely.

Tim’s image beat out 50,000 other entries from photographers in 95 countries. His image will also be on display at the Natural History Museum with 99 other images selected by the judging panel in the 52nd year of the awards.

The exhibition opens on 21 October 2016 and will eventually travel to international locations such as Germany, Spain, the United States, Canada and Macau.

The moon and the crow, by Gideon Knight

The moon and the crow
Gideon Knight, UK
Winner, Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2016

 

Other award winners include 16-year-old British photographer Gideon Knight who won the overall Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2016 title for his image ‘The moon and the crow’.

Gideon captured the shot near his home in London, which depicts a crisp silhouette of the bird against a blue sky at dusk.

You can see more of the winners from the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2016 contest in the gallery below.

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The next Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition, WPY53, is open for entries from 24 October to 15 December 2016. Visit the Museum’s website for more details.

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