From the majestic beauty of the elephants of Kruger National Park in South Africa to the tundra and fjords of northern Norway, the Outdoor Photographer of the Year awards showcase the world's most unusual environments and wonderful wildlife.

#OPOTY – Outdoor Photographer of the Year

Take a click through the gallery above to discover the stories behind each of the eight remarkable winning shots.

Outdoor Photographer of the Year: Portfolio II, published by Ammonite Press, is available to buy for £25 from March 2017, opoty.co.uk 

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