The Veolia Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition opens today at the Natural History Museum and it’s a must for anyone interested in travel and the natural world.

Winners of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2010 competition were chosen from tens of thousands of entries from across the globe and will join more than 100 other prize-winning photographs in the exhibition.

Here’s a taster of just how amazing the pictures are. Then get yourself down to the exhibition!

Veolia Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Giant encounter
© Tony Wu / Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2010

Veolia Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition

The ant-shepherd and its little flock
© Matt Cole / Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2010

%TNT Magazine% wildlife photographer of the year

The making of a pet
© Mark Leong / Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2010

%TNT Magazine% wildlife photographer of the year

Tears of blood
© Brian Skerry / Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2010

%TNT Magazine% wildlife photographer of the year

Floodwater tapestry
© Peter Cairns / Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2010

Natural History Museum
22 October, 2010 – 11 March, 2011
nhm.ac.uk/wildphoto

Tube:  South Kensington
Gift Aid admission £9