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Snake-eating jaguars and boxing orangutans on shortlist for Wildlife Photographer of the Year

SNAKE-eating jaguars and boxing apes are amongst animal snaps shortlisted in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition.

The Natural History Museum has chosen 25 of the best images from the WPY 2019 competition shortlist and some of the images are incredible.

 Michel Zoghzoghi was in Pantanal, Brazil, when he captured the incredible moment a jaguar and her cub carried an anaconda from a river
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Michel Zoghzoghi was in Pantanal, Brazil, when he captured the incredible moment a jaguar and her cub carried an anaconda from a riverCredit: Michel Zoghzoghi / 2019 Wildlife Photographer of the Year
 This male humpback calf and its mother were pictured diving off the Vava’u archipelago in Tonga
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This male humpback calf and its mother were pictured diving off the Vava’u archipelago in TongaCredit: Wayne Osborn/2019 Wildlife Photographer of the Year
 Orangutans have been used in degrading performances like this one at Safari World, Bangkok, and many other locations for decades
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Orangutans have been used in degrading performances like this one at Safari World, Bangkok, and many other locations for decadesCredit: Aaron Gekoski,/2019 Wildlife Photographer of the Year
 A giant panda sits in its cage in a breeding centre in Shaanxi, China
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A giant panda sits in its cage in a breeding centre in Shaanxi, ChinaCredit: Marcus Westberg/2019 Wildlife Photographer of the Year
 Steve Levi captured the moment this mother polar bear emerged from their birthing den in Wapusk National Park, Canada
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Steve Levi captured the moment this mother polar bear emerged from their birthing den in Wapusk National Park, CanadaCredit: Steve Levi/2019 Wildlife Photographer of the Year
 A school of red-tooth triggerfish form a cloud of silhouettes above a river of blennies flowing over the coral in the Philippines
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A school of red-tooth triggerfish form a cloud of silhouettes above a river of blennies flowing over the coral in the PhilippinesCredit: David Doubilet/2019 Wildlife Photographer of the Year
 This female puma wakes after a snooze in Torres del Paine National Park in Patagoni
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This female puma wakes after a snooze in Torres del Paine National Park in PatagoniCredit: Ingo Arndt/2019 Wildlife Photographer of the Year
 A Caribbean flamingo goes beak to beak with its chick in Mexico
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A Caribbean flamingo goes beak to beak with its chick in MexicoCredit: Caludio Contreras Koob / 2019 Wildlife Photographer of the Year
 A mother bear and her cub scratch their backs on a tree trunk near the Nakina River in Canada
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A mother bear and her cub scratch their backs on a tree trunk near the Nakina River in CanadaCredit: Marion Vollborn/2019 Wildlife Photographer of the Year
 This family of Marmots have become used to humans in Hohe Tauern National Park, Austria, and allow people to photograph them
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This family of Marmots have become used to humans in Hohe Tauern National Park, Austria, and allow people to photograph themCredit: Michael Schober/2019 Wildlife Photographer of the Year
 The female kestrel has just recovered a young green lizard from her suitor and in this touching moment she tenderly took hold of his claw
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The female kestrel has just recovered a young green lizard from her suitor and in this touching moment she tenderly took hold of his clawCredit: Marco Valentini/2019 Wildlife Photographer of the Year
 A magpie and a kestrel squabble in a tree
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A magpie and a kestrel squabble in a treeCredit: Salvador Colvée Nebot/2019 Wildlife Photographer of the Year
 This rainfrog is snapped in the Ecuadorian jungle
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This rainfrog is snapped in the Ecuadorian jungleCredit: Lucas Bustamante/2019 Wildlife Photographer of the Year
 This penguin couple in play with a snow ball in Atka Bay, Antarctica
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This penguin couple in play with a snow ball in Atka Bay, AntarcticaCredit: Stefan Christmann/2019 Wildlife Photographer of the Year
 This leopard takes a lie down before a long day of hunting
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This leopard takes a lie down before a long day of hunting