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These incredible photos of wildlife will change how you feel about the natural world

'The story embodied in a single photograph, a moment frozen in time, is a unique experience.' Image: Laurent Ballesta

Clare Matterson

Director of Engagement, Natural History Museum, London

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A small sea horse grabs onto garbage in Indonesia. This tiny sea horse drifted through our snokeling site along with a raft of tide-driven trash, especially bits of plastic. It was a heartbreaking scene that perfectly summed up my experience in Indonesia.
Sewage Surfer by Justin Hofman, USA. Finalist 2017, The Wildlife Photojournalist Award: Single Image Image: Justin Hofman
 Witness by Emily Garthwaite, UK. Highly commended 2018, The Wildlife Photojournalist Award: Single Image
Witness by Emily Garthwaite, UK. Highly commended 2018, The Wildlife Photojournalist Award: Single Image Image: Emily Garthwaite
 Saved by Compassion, by Adrian Steirn, Australia. Finalist 2017, The Wildlife Photojournalist Award: Single Image
Saved by Compassion, by Adrian Steirn, Australia. Finalist 2017, The Wildlife Photojournalist Award: Single Image Image: Adrian Steirn
 One in a Million by Morgan Heim, USA. Highly commended 2018, The Wildlife Photojournalist Award: Single Image
One in a Million by Morgan Heim, USA. Highly commended 2018, The Wildlife Photojournalist Award: Single Image Image: Morgan Heim
 City Fisher, by Felix Heintzenberg, Germany/Sweden. Highly commended 2018, Urban Wildlife
City Fisher, by Felix Heintzenberg, Germany/Sweden. Highly commended 2018, Urban Wildlife Image: Felix Heintzenberg
 The Ice Monster by Laurent Ballesta, France. Winner 2017, Earth’s Environments
The Ice Monster by Laurent Ballesta, France. Winner 2017, Earth’s Environments Image: Laurent Ballesta
 Blood Thirsty by Thomas P Peschak. Winner 2018, Behaviour: Birds
Blood Thirsty by Thomas P Peschak. Winner 2018, Behaviour: Birds Image: Thomas P Peschak
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