STRIKING images taken across the world show the very best of wildlife photography.
Each photographer who has captured these images is up for a gong at the Wildlife Photographer of the Year award.
A snap of golden snub-nosed monkeys trying to keep warm is a hot fave to win.
The chilly trio were captured while huddling together at China’s Qinling Mountains.
Also photographed was Olobor, one of a five-strong coalition of lions in Kenya’s Maasai Mara National Reserve.
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And a snow leopard has also been pictured perfectly in northern India.
Twenty-five images are in the running for the award.
They are run by the National History Museum in London.