We get very excited around June every year when the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition shortlist is released.
With a very strong presence from Africa, the 2018 competition did not disappoint!
The photos are were displayed at the National History Museum in London in November 2018. We’ve shown some of our favourites below:
Highly commended (Behaviour: Mammals)
Ahead in the game by Nicholas Dyer, UK
A pair of African wild dog pups play a macabre game of tag with the head of a chacma baboon – the remains of their breakfast. The endangered African wild dog (aka the painted hunting dog) is best known for hunting antelopes, such as impalas and kudus.
But over the past five years, in Mana Pools National Park, northern Zimbabwe, three different packs have regularly killed and eaten baboons – highly unusual, not least because baboons are capable of inflicting severe wounds.