Penguins, ice and light... the beauty of nature captured on camera by the world's greatest wildlife photographers
- Another image shows western lowland gorilla walking through cloud of butterflies she disturbed
- Photographs feature in Natural History Museum book called The Masters of Nature Photography
- It brings together the work of ten of the world's greatest wildlife photographers for the first time
By Mark Duell
Stare at the beautiful sight of African elephants at twilight, and witness the split second before a grizzly bear shuts his jaws on a sockeye salmon.
Or study a western lowland gorilla walk through a cloud of butterflies she has disturbed, and see a greater bulldog bat's reflection as it catches a fish.
These extraordinary images feature in a new book bringing together the work of ten of the world's greatest wildlife photographers for the first time.
Underwater: Penguins, Ice and Light by David Doubile is one of the most extraordinary images featuring in a book called The Masters of Nature Photography
Red on white: Ice Formation is by Pal Hermansen, a photographer who is a specialist in the use of light and dark, and featured in the new Natural History Museum book
To the surface: Featured in the book is Antarctica Expedition - Climate Reality by Paul Nicklen, who has become known for his pioneering underwater photography
Mane image: Horse Spirit by Jim Brandenburgh is in a new book book bringing together the work of ten of the world's greatest wildlife photographers for the first time
Birds at play: Dancing Cranes by Vincent Munier. The photographers are all past winners of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition
The Masters of Nature Photography features the artistry of Jim Brandenburg to the underwater images by David Doubilet and Paul Nicklen.
The book also includes Pål Hermansen's use of light and dark, the viewpoints of Frans Lanting and Anup Shah's intimate portraits.