World Wildlife Day 2017

Primorye Territory, Russia. 22nd January, 2016. An Amur leopard from the Czech Republic in Safari Park in the village of Shkotovo. Credit: ITAR-TASS Photo Agency/Alamy Live News
ITAR-TASS Photo Agency / Alamy Stock Photo

Discover the best and freshest wildlife imagery in our collection! Today is World Wildlife Day, so there’s no better time to celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s wild animals.

The theme for this year’s competition is ‘Listen to the young voices’.  Nearly a quarter of the world’s population is aged between 10 and 24, and in future years this generation will become the leaders and decision makers in an ever-changing world. The competition is calling out for people to do one thing today to help protect the world’s wildlife for future generations.

As a picture researcher, I’ve seen an incredible range of wildlife photography come into the Alamy library, including some of the most endangered, rare and vulnerable species in the natural world. I’ve hand-picked 17 images to showcase the best of our wildlife imagery from the land, sea and sky…

Giant panda eating bamboo Sichuan China
Steve Bloom Images / Alamy Stock Photo
Adam Suto / Alamy Stock Photo
Snow leopard (Panthera uncia) walking in snow
SuperStock / Alamy Stock Photo
Immature male orangutan drinking Borneo
Steve Bloom Images / Alamy Stock Photo
Canada, Nunavut Territory, Repulse Bay, Polar Bear Cub (Ursus maritimus) beneath mother while standing on sea ice near Harbour I
Paul Souders / Alamy Stock Photo
Monarch Butterfly migration to Mexico.. Image shot 2013. Exact date unknown.
Denise Campbell / Alamy Stock Photo
A hippopotamus swimming with just head and ears above water in he Kazinga Channel in Uganda.
Mint Images Limited / Alamy Stock Photo
Royal Bengal Tiger - India
Sriram Sharma / Alamy Stock Photo
Whale Shark underwater
RooM the Agency / Alamy Stock Photo
Plains Bison, on the Canadian Prairie, Manitoba, Canada.
Ken Gillespie Photography / Alamy Stock Photo
California condor (Gymnogyps californianus) preening IUCN Critically Endangered captive.
Nature Picture Library / Alamy Stock Photo
Great white shark (Carchardon carcharias) breaching on seal decoy at dawn, False Bay, South Africa
Nature Picture Library / Alamy Stock Photo
A Pair of Rhinos Against a Black Background
Abeselom Zerit / Alamy Stock Photo
Marine Iguana (Amblyrhynchus cristatus), Tortuga Bay, Santa Cruz Island, Ecuador
Minden Pictures / Alamy Stock Photo
Western lowland gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) female 'Malui' walking through a cloud of butterflies she has disturbed in Bai Hokou, Dzanga Sangha Special Dense Forest Reserve, Central African Republic. December 2011.
Nature Picture Library / Alamy Stock Photo
Sumatra, Indonesia. 12th Nov, 2015. A Sumatran elephant newborn calf, named the Eropa, aged three months, standing next to his mother, Olive, 19 years of age are trained to patrol the forest Tangkahan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, November 12, 2015. A total
Ivan Damanik / Alamy Stock Photo
Adult Southern rockhopper penguin Eudyptes chrysocome in the rookery Falkland islands
Giedrius Stakauskas / Alamy Stock Photo


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