Winners of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition for 2016 have been announced at London's Natural History Museum. Competing with more than 50,000 entries from 95 countries, American photographer Tim Laman took top honors. He snared Photographer of the Year for this shot of a critically endangered Bornean orangutan climbing high above the Indonesian rainforest of the Gunung Palung National Park, one of the few protected orangutan locations in Indonesian Borneo.
Laman spent three days climbing up and down the tree by rope to place a series of GoPro cameras that would motion-activate to get him the picture he had in mind.
Wildlife Photographer of the Year is developed and produced by the Natural History Museum, London. Ninety-nine images from the contest will go on display at the museum beginning October 21. Afterward, they will be shown on a tour across the UK and internationally to locations such as Spain, Canada, the United States, Germany and Macau.
Credit: Tim Laman/Wildlife Photographer of the Year