The Winning Pic Is Making Everyone Angry And Sad. 🙁

A ceremony at the Natural History Museum, London, has revealed the results of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest, and the winning photos are worth all of the attention they can get. This year, the annual competition has attracted nearly 50,000 entries from 92 countries and the organizers were kind enough to share them.

Photojournalist Brent Stirton has won the Grand Title for his picture of a black rhino’s mutilated body. According to judge Roz Kidman Cox, his image was “symbolic of one of the most wasteful, cruel and unnecessary environmental crimes, one that needs to provoke the greatest public outcry.” The shot was also included in Stirton’s entry to the World Press Photo 2017 Nature category where his story won the first prize as well.

The powerful photo will go on show alongside 99 others at the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition which opens on Friday October 20 at the central London museum.

More info: nhm.ac.uk

#1 ‘Arctic Treasure’ By Sergey Gorshkov, Russia, Animal Portraits Finalist

'Arctic Treasure' By Sergey Gorshkov, Russia, Animal Portraits Finalist

#2 ‘Children Of The Rainforest’ By Charlie Hamilton James, UK, The Wildlife Photojournalist Award: Single Image Finalist

'Children Of The Rainforest' By Charlie Hamilton James, UK, The Wildlife Photojournalist Award: Single Image Finalist

#3 ‘Snow Spat’ By Erlend Haarberg, Norway, Black And White Finalist

'Snow Spat' By Erlend Haarberg, Norway, Black And White Finalist

#4 ‘Bear Hug’ By Ashleigh Scully, USA, 11–14 Years Old Finalist

'Bear Hug' By Ashleigh Scully, USA, 11–14 Years Old Finalist

#5 ‘Stuck In’ By Ashleigh Scully, USA, 11–14 Years Old Winner

'Stuck In' By Ashleigh Scully, USA, 11–14 Years Old Winner

#6 ‘Toad With Attitude’ By Jaime Culebras, Spain, Animal Portraits Finalist

'Toad With Attitude' By Jaime Culebras, Spain, Animal Portraits Finalist

#7 ‘Memorial To A Species’ By Brent Stirton, South Africa, Wildlife Photographer Of The Year Grand Title Winner

'Memorial To A Species' By Brent Stirton, South Africa, Wildlife Photographer Of The Year Grand Title Winner

#8 ‘Saved By Compassion’ By Adrian Steirn, Australia, The Wildlife Photojournalist Award: Single Image Finalist

'Saved By Compassion' By Adrian Steirn, Australia, The Wildlife Photojournalist Award: Single Image Finalist

#9 ‘Sewage Surfer’ By Justin Hofman, USA, The Wildlife Photojournalist Award: Single Image Finalist

'Sewage Surfer' By Justin Hofman, USA, The Wildlife Photojournalist Award: Single Image Finalist

#10 ‘Handled With Care’ By Robin Moore, UK, The Wildlife Photojournalist Award: Single Image Finalist

'Handled With Care' By Robin Moore, UK, The Wildlife Photojournalist Award: Single Image Finalist

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