The winners of the 2018 Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition have been revealed at a ceremony at the Natural History Museum in London.
Dutch photographer Marsel van Oosten has won the top prize for his stunning image of a pair of golden snub-nosed monkeys in China’s Qinling Mountains – the only habitat for these endangered primates.
The golden couple by Marsel van Oosten, The Netherlands
The Young Photographer of the Year trophy went to 16-year-old Skye Meaker, who snapped an extraordinary shot of a beautiful leopard waking up from a peaceful sleep at the Mashatu Game Reserve in Botswana.
Lounging leopard by Skye Meaker, South Africa
The two images were selected from 19 category winners, all depicting the incredible diversity of life on our planet.
Scroll down to see a selection of the best of the rest – and you can see them in person at the Natural History Museum from 19 October.
Pipe owls by Arshdeep Singh, India
Duck of dreams by Carlos Perez Naval, Spain
Bed of seals by Cristobal Serrano, Spain
Hellbent by David Herasimtschuk, US
Blood thirsty by Thomas P Peschak, Germany/South Africa
Kuhirwa mourns her baby by Ricardo Núñez Montero, Spain
Crossing paths by Marco Colombo, Italy
The sad clown by Joan de la Malla, Spain
Signature tree by Alejandro Prieto, Mexico
Dream duel by Michel d’Oultremont, Belgium
Mother defender by Javier Aznar González de Rueda, Spain
Windsweep by Orlando Fernandez Miranda, Spain
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