Wildlife Photographer of the Year Winners

Back in 1965 the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition had just three categories and received a modest 500 entries. Now in its 50th year, the competition provides a global showcase of the best in nature photography and is produced by the Natural History Museum and BBC Worldwide. Thousands of entries are received from almost 100 countries around the globe, resulting in a major exhibition at the Museum that tours worldwide throughout the year. Winning images receive cash and other prizes, as well as being displayed on the Natural History Museum site, in BBC Wildlife Magazine and in international publications. We've picked a few selections from the 2014 competition.

Alexander Badyaev | Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014 | Winner, Mammals |The mouse, the moon and the mosquito

Simone Sbaraglia | Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014 | Finalist, Mammals | Communal warmth

Raviprakash S S | Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014 | Winner, Amphibians and Reptiles | Divine snake

Javier Aznar González de Rueda | Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014 | Finalist, Invertebrates | Night stalker

Minghui Yuan | Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014 | Finalist, Plants and Fungi | Natural harmony

Fabien Michenet | Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014 | Finalist, Underwater Species | Little squid

Francisco Negroni | Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014 | Winner, Earth's Environments | Apocalypse

Marsel van Oosten | Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014 | Winner, New Special Award: People's Choice | Facebook update