The Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, founded in 1965, is an annual international showcase of the best in nature photography. Wildlife Photographer of the Year is developed and produced by the Natural History Museum, London. This year, the contest attracted nearly 50,000 entries. The owners and sponsors have been kind enough to share the following 11 finalists from this year's competition. Their website has images from previous years and more information about the current competition and exhibition. Captions provided by the photographers and WPY.