A South African photographer who captured African elephants in the Northern Tuli Game reserve in Botswana has won the coveted top prize in a competition. Greg du Toit chose to use a slow shutter speed to create the atmosphere he was after and try ‘to depict these gentle giants in an almost ghostly way.’ He was one of hundreds of hopefuls to enter the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition.
Now in its 49th year, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition provides a global showcase of the very best nature photography. The competition is co-owned by two UK institutions that pride themselves on revealing and championing the diversity of life on Earth - the Natural History Museum and BBC Worldwide.
Wildlife Photographer of the Year is co-owned by the Natural History Museum and BBC Worldwide