The photographs collected here include each of the category winners of the 2017 competition and encompass all aspects of wildlife and environmental photography, from underwater to urban wildlife. Twenty-five striking images from the competition's special People's Choice vote are also included.
For more than 50 years, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition has championed honest and ethical wildlife photography, while pushing the boundaries of artistic freedom, technical skill, and narrative excellence. The collection represents the work of many international photographers. The photographs are chosen by an international jury for their artistic merit and originality. The range of styles is also diverse, as is the genre of photography, including action, macro, underwater, landscape, or environmental reportage. Each stunning photograph is accompanied by an extended caption, and there is an introduction by one of the world's most respected nature photographers.