Every year we look forward to the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition. Why? Because it captures the beauty, savagery and cruelty of the animal kingdom through stunning photographs. We're part of that kingdom too, and the cruelty inflicted by humans is also featured, to remind us that we as a species can be just as savage, if not more so.
From cute meerkats to deadly lions we're expecting nothing but brilliance from this year's litter. We still have a few months until it opens so here's a sneak preview of some of the images we can expect to find at the exhibition. These should tide you over until October, when we'll be hunting this show down at Natural History Museum.
Wildlife Photographer of the Year opens at Natural History Museum on 19 October 2018 and runs until 30 June 2019. Tickets are £13.50 for adults, £8 for children.