Author(s): Rosamund Kidman Cox
Presenting the year's very best wildlife images, Wildlife Photographer of the Year Portfolio 21 is the latest memorable collection of photographs from this highly successful series. It 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. This outstanding collection features a wide range of natural subjects and styles, from vivid scenes of animal behaviour and breathtaking landscapes to the beauty of plant life and pictures of urban wildlife. Together they reveal the splendour, drama and variety of life on Earth.
"...I make no excuse for, once again, including this annual compilation...the results are awe-inspiring in their beauty and strangeness." PRAISE FOR PORTFOLIO 20, DAILY MAIL
The Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, now in its 47th 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.