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Wildlife Photographs Of The Year 2014

London’s Natural History Museum and the BBC are presenting the annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. Fifty finalists have made it to the last round with an array of astounding images.

Here are nine striking examples.

Too Big But So Tasty by Alain Ghignone

Red Kangaroos at Waterhole by Theo Allofs

Moonlight Climber by Alexander Badyaev

Diamonds by Malgorzata Ksiazkiewicz

Kings into the Dark by Stanley Leroux

Las Fauces de la Noche by Juan Jesus Gonzalez Ahumada

Bat Festival by João Paulo Krajewski

Innocents Betrayed by Hilary O’Leary

Apex Predators by Justin Black