The infamous National Geographic Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition arrives in Auckland this February. There’s nothing like the prolonged witnessing of some of nature’s most intimate and astonishing moments that these talented photographers afford us. Go and see for yourself. Free with museum entry.

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Check out the finalists below

Last-Gasp
Last gasp by Adrian Hirschi, Switzerland

Freshwater-Forrest
The freshwater forest by Michel Roggo, Switzerland

If-Peguins-Could-Fly
If penguins could fly by Eduardo Del Álamo, Spain

Big-Cat-and-Dog-Spat
Big cat and dog spat by Peter Haygarth, UK

The-Hair-Net
The hair-net cocoon by Minghui Yuan, China

Canopy-Hangout
Canopy hangout by Carlos Pérez Naval, Spain

Touching-Trust
Touching trust by Thomas P Peschak, Germany/South Africa

Beach-Waste
Beach waste by Matthew Ware, USA

The-Wall-of-Shame
The wall of shame by Jo-Anne McArthur, Canada

--Ralf-Schneider---Wildlife-Photographer-of-the-Year-1
Sleeping like a Weddell by Ralf Schneider

Lucky-Break
Lucky break by Jason Bantle, Canada

Jelly-Baby
Jelly baby by Fabien Michenet, France

The-Climbing-Dead
The climbing dead by Frank Deschandol

Cool-Drink
Cool drink by Diana Rebman, USA

Circle-of-Life
Circle of life by Alex Mustard, UK