This is one of the world’s big-ticket wildlife photography prizes, attracting dozens of captivating entries each year. You don’t have to be a photography buff to appreciate these remarkable images of the natural world.

Indeed, the story attached to a photo is often as facinating as the picture itself. It opens this weekend and is certain to draw a crowd.

October 21-March 11

Natural History Museum, Cromwell Rd, SW7 5BD South Kensington