In Pictures: Stunning snaps from Wildlife Photographer of the Year awards

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A profile shot of a young male proboscis monkey and a tigress hugging a tree are among the striking images captured on camera for this year’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition.

The Duchess of Cambridge announced the winner in the London tourist attraction’s famous Hintze Hall.

Russian photographer Sergey Gorshkov scooped the prestigious Natural History Museum prize with his image The Embrace, showing a Siberian tigress hugging a fir tree.

Here are some of the category-winning images:

(Sergey Gorshkov/Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2020/PA)
(Andres Luis Dominguez Blanco/Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2020/PA)
(Alberto Fantoni/Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2020/PA)
(Luciano Gaudenzio/Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2020/PA)
(Jaime Culebras/Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2020/PA)
(Jose Luis Ruiz/Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2020/PA)
(Frank Deschandol/Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2020/PA)
(Liina Heikkinen/Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2020/PA)
(Songda Cai/Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2020/PA)
(Shanyuan Li/Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2020/PA)
(Ripan Biswas/Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2020/PA)
(Sam Sloss/Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2020/PA)
(Alex Badyaev/Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2020/PA)
(Gabriel Eisenband/Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2020/PA)
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