Award-winning Wildlife Photos Capture Moments of Extreme Drama

I haven’t ever seen nature photos quite like these.

It’s all about being in the right place at the right time. Even when it means witnessing something tragic. A penguin escaping a leopard seal. A raccoon peeking out of an abandoned car. A whale seeking human contact. Even reanimating the dead!

Don’t miss THESE WINNERS of The Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest, chosen out of 50,000 entries.

A distraught mother looks on as a large male hippo seizes her calf and tries to crush it to death. Photo Credit: Adrian Hirschi