Very few previews attract such a shoal of press as the annual wildlife photography show at the Natural History Museum. With good reason. No one can be unmoved by the wonders of nature, especially when writ large on glowing boxes.
This year's event, the 46th, is one of the most impressive in memory. Over 100 photos in 18 categories line the walls. Images range from the super cute (note the wide-eyed tarsier in the gallery above) to the sinister pictures of animals in danger.
Hungarian photographer Bence Máté scooped the top prize for his image of leaf-cutter ants in the Costa Rican rainforest (see gallery), part of a portfolio of six commendable shots by the same photographer, all on display here. The young wildlife photographer award went to Fergus Gill of Scotland for his snap of a fieldfare in winter.
Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year runs at the Natural History Museum from 22 October to 11 March. Full adult charge £8.