Author(s): Rosamund Kidman Cox
This world-renowned yearly collection of images provides a spotlight on the rarely seen wonders of the natural world. The images are selected from 1000s of international entries and are beautifully presented in this stunning portfolio book. Wildlife Photographer of the Year Portfolio 21 features all winning and commended photographs from the Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2011 competition. Taken by the world's top professional and amateur photographers, the images are not only technically flawless, but creative, innovative and surprising. Each stunning photograph is accompanied by an extended caption that explains where and how it was taken. The 2012 addition to this highly successful series features astonishing, creative and sometimes humorous wildlife photography. There are breathtaking bird shots and images of underwater worlds, arresting animal portraits and photographs that reveal the beauty of plant life and urban wildlife. Together they reveal the splendour, drama and variety of life on Earth.
The Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, now in its 48th year, is an international showcase for the very best photography featuring natural subjects. The most innovative and imaginative photographic images are judged and selected by a panel of experts. The chosen images form an exhibition at the Natural History Museum that tours the UK and worldwide throughout the year. The competition is owned by two UK institutions that pride themselves on revealing and championing the diversity of life on Earth: the Natural History Museum and BBC Wildlife Magazine.