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From lionesses napping on the plain to scorpions with poison-loaded stings, nature astounds us everywhere we look. Get ready to be amazed by these breathtaking images...
This gorgeous fennec fox is sadly often hunted, despite it being illegal to catch or kill these wild animals in Tunisia. The photographer feels highlighting the plight of these endangered creatures may help increase awareness of this widespread problem. Bruno D'Amicis/Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014. The Price They Pay Winner: The World in Our Hands
The sword-billed hummingbird usually uses its 11cm long bill to collect nectar, but apparently it doubles up as a weapon. Jan Van Der Greef/Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014. Finalist - Birds Touche
Francisco Negroni/Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014. Apocalypse. Winner: Earth's Environments
You might not believe it, but young Edwin Sahlin discovered Siberian jays' favourite snack is sausages and cheese! The intrepid explorer fed the birds tidbits until he captured the perfect photograph. Edwin Sahlin/Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014. Snowbird. Finalist: 15 - 17 Years
Fertilisation must take the place the moment the eggs leave the female’s body, so the male frogs are up against the clock! Anton Lilja/Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014. The Long Embrace, Winner - 15-17 Years.
These hooks was on a long line of hooks, set up to catch blue and mako sharks, but great whites can also get caught on their sharp ends. Thousands of sharks a year meet this terrible end. Rodrigo Friscione Wyssmann/Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014. The Longline Lottery Finalist: The World in Our Hands
"I love stories about dragons, and I wanted a big picture for my wall that would make me smile every day" says Will proudly. "I also wanted to impress my dad and brother." Will Jenkins/Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014. Green Dragon Finalist: 11-14 Year
The talented photographer found this yellow scorpion basking in the sun on a rock. The insect raised its tail when he noticed Carlos shooting it. Carlos Perez Naval/Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014: Stinger in the sun. Winner: 10 Years of Under
Nick followed the lions for six months and eventually took this picture using infrared to cut through the dust of the plain. Overall Winner - Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014: The Last Great Picture. By Michael 'Nick' Nichols