In pictures: Shell Wildlife Photographer of the Year

  • Taken in Botswana, this picture of a bull elephant kicking and spraying mud in a water-hole wins Ben Osborne from the UK the prize of Shell Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2007

  • Shell Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year winner Patrick Corning was only nine years old when he captured this image of three squirrel monkeys during a holiday with his parents in Costa Rica

  • Canadian Paul Nicklen’s aerial image of male narwhal whales feeding was the winning photo in the competition’s Animals in their Environment category

  • The artistic composition of this photo by David Tipling of two black grouse was specially commended by the judges, who spent three months sifting their way through more than 32,000 entries

  • Russian Sergey Gorshkov’s close-up of a brown bear won the Animal Portraits category of the competition, organised by BBC Wildlife Magazine and London’s Natural History Museum


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