Photographers are being asked to put the focus on wildlife as international conservation charity, the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) launches the ZSL Animal Photography Prize 2016.
The annual photography competition is open to amateur and professional photographers alike, with six categories for both adults and junior entrants.
As the competition celebrates its fifth year, three new categories have been introduced, including At Home in their Habitat, highlighting animals whose wild homes are being destroyed or lost, Catch Me if you Can for those fleeting, hard-to-snap moments of animal magic, and Urban City Life which aims to put the spotlight on creatures living in close proximity with humans.
The winning images of 2016 will be chosen by a panel of judges, including wildlife television presenter Kate Humble, and renowned ornithologist Bill Oddie.
ZSL’s Director General, Ralph Armond said: “Animal imagery has been a source of wonder and awe in cultures around the world for centuries.
“At ZSL our focus is always on wildlife, and through the ZSL Animal Photography Prize, we want to encourage photographers around the world to help us celebrate, revere and promote the true wonders of the animal kingdom.”
The competition is free to enter and seeks to promote conservation, science and education through photographs that inspire, challenge, examine and really capture the essence of animals.
The competition closes on Sunday 15 May 2016 and inspired hopefuls can find more information and enter online at www.zsl.org/photo-prize.