National Geographic Photographers’ Favourite Wildlife Pictures

The best of the best select the images that they love the most.

By Wajeeha Malik
Published 2 Nov 2017, 08:54 GMT, Updated 5 Nov 2020, 06:22 GMT

In honour of World Wildlife Day, National Geographic photographers share their favourite wildlife photos from the sea, on land, and in the air.

World Wildlife Day celebrates wild animals and plants around the world. (Read more about National Geographic's Photo Ark.)

The day also spreads awareness about threats facing species, such as African and Asian elephants. It highlights the relationship between human beings and wildlife and how people can help different species survive.

“Photography can change the world,” says National Geographic photographer Steve Winter. “We need images that inspire us to care and to act to save our planet.” (See "Inside One Man's Quest to Build a Photo Ark for Animals.")

Keep clicking through the photos for more.

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