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Wildlife Photographer Of The Year 2021: 18 of the most spectacular animal and nature pictures revealed including overall winner

The winners of the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition have been announced – and the images are quite simply breathtaking.

French underwater photographer and biologist Laurent Ballesta’s shot of a rare underwater spawning that only takes place around a full moon once a year has been named as the overall winner.

Here are some more of the winning images from this year’s competition, which will be exhibited at the Natural History Museum, London, from Friday (October 15).

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