Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition reveals stunning images

The Natural History Museum‘s prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition revealed stunning images that detail the profound environments and behaviors of creatures around the world.

On Tuesday, Photographer Nima Sarikhani was named the winner of the grand title award for “Ice Bed,” which captures a “dreamy image”  of a young polar bear “drifting to sleep,” according to a press release.

“Nima’s breathtaking and poignant image allows us to see the beauty and fragility of our planet,” said Douglas Gurr, Director of the Natural History Museum. “His thought-provoking image is a stark reminder of the integral bond between an animal and its habitat and serves as a visual representation of the detrimental impacts of climate warming and habitat loss.”