Award-Winning Animal Photos Go On Display At London Zoo

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Award-Winning Animal Photos Go On Display At London Zoo
Catching the Sun by Jeremy Cusack - highly commended in the Deep and Meaningful category. (c) Jeremy Cusack.jpg

Hippos, polar bears and baby baboons feature in a new wildlife photography exhibition at London Zoo.

Runner up in the At Home In The Habitat category, A Touch Of Warmth by Andy Skillen. (c) Andy Skillen

From today, the winning and highly commended images of the ZSL Animal Photography Prize 2016 are on display to the public at the zoo. Pictures are taken by both adults and children from all over the world.

Highly commedended in the Urban City Life category is Baby Baboon by Oskan Ozmen. (c) Oskan Ozmen

The photographs fit into six categories, including Catch Me If You Can, Urban City Life, and Size Matters. From 3,000 entries, a judging panel including Kate Humble and Bill Oddie whittled them down to the winners and runners up from each category, plus an overall winner.

Kingpin by Mike Reyfman is runner up of the Weird and Wonderful category. (c) Mike Reyfman

The overall winner, of a fan-throated lizard, can be seen below. It took photographer Pratik Pradhan three years to perfect the shot, taken on the Chalkewadi plateau in India.

Overall winner of the Judges' Choice Award is Ready Set Go, a photo of a fan-throated lizard by Pratik Pradhan. (c) Pratik Pradhan

Admission to the ZSL Animal Photography Prize exhibition is included in London Zoo admission price. The exhibition is open from today.

Last Updated 15 September 2016