Wildlife wonders - creatures up close

From giant crocodiles and hungry polar bears to spellbound sharks and inquisitive monkeys - the Natural History Museum has brought together a stunning selection of images taken over more than three decades by 10 of the world's greatest nature photographers.

From evocative artistry to intimate insights, look at some of the photos in the book - The Masters of Nature Photography - with editor Roz Kidman Cox.

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All images have been honoured in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition and are subject to copyright. Click bottom right for image information.

Music by KPM Music. Slideshow production by Paul Kerley. Publication date 22 January 2014.

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