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The winners of this year’s prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition have been revealed. 14-year-old Ondrej Pelánek from the Czech Republic won the Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year title for his image Fighting ruffs. The birds were photographed in an area of tundra on Norway’s Varanger Peninsula.
Canadian amateur photographer Don Gutoski is the overall winner and named Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015 for his image Tale of two foxes - a red fox with its prey, a white Arctic fox.
Jonathan Jagot's photo Flight of the scarlet ibis photo won the Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year 15-17 years title. He captured a flock of scarlet ibis against a backdrop of sand dunes on the island of Lencois on the northeast coast of Brazil.
Shadow walker by Richard Peters, of a fox seen in a beam of light by his garden shed in Surrey, England won the Urban award.
Pere Soler of Spain's photo The art of algae showing an aerial view of the The Bahía de Cádiz Natural Park on the coast of Andalucia, Spain, wins the From the Sky category.
The Under Water category is won by Australian Michael Aw for his image A whale of a mouthful, which shows a Bryde’s whale in South Africa’s Transkei (Eastern Cape), ripping through a swirling ball of sardines, gulping a huge mouthful in a single pass.
Juan Tapia of Spain wins the Impressions category with his image Life comes to art . A barn swallow is photographed flying through an oil painting located in a old storehouse on his farm in Almeria, southern Spain.
Winning the Amphibians and Reptiles category is Edwin Giebers of the Netherlands for this photo Still Life of a great crested newt hanging motionless near the surface of a stream in Gelderland in the Netherlands.
Britta Jaschinski wins The Wildlife Photojournalist Award: single image for this photo titled Broken cats of big cats locked into obedience by their trainers' gaze as they perform at the Seven Star Park in Guilin, China.
Winning the Birds category is Amir Ben-Dov from Israel with his photo The company of three, of red-footed falcons taken in Israel, refuelling on insects during migration from central and eastern Europe to southern and southwestern Africa.