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David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year 2014 contenders

We look at some of the contenders for this year's David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year competition 2014.
The Indochine Tiger is by Vietnamese artist Trung Nghia Nguyen: he used fire powder and sulphur to create striking images on paper using flames.
The Indochine Tiger by Trung Nghia Nguyen
The David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year has seen over 1,000 entries but only 150 make the shortlist. Here's a look at some of the contenders. This piece is called Aiming and is by Choon Chew of Singapore - it shows a lion hunting wildebeest.
Aiming by by Choon Chew
The competition was designed to raise awareness of endangered animals, and to generate money to help preserve rare species. Deforestation is the title of this work by Penny Absolom, which shows a tiger's face in an aerial view of forests being cut down.
Deforestation by Penny Absolom Pastel & Mixed Media
The artists in the competition vary from professionals who do it for their job to amateurs who do it as a hobby. Corinne Dupeyrat created this colourful pencil drawing called L'Oiseau Bleu (French for The Blue Bird).
L'Oiseau Bleu by Corinne Dupeyrat
The works are across a range of different materials like pastels, paintings and clay work. Pascal Chesneua used iron work for his piece, named the Transparence Zebra.
Transparence Zebra by Pascal Chesneau
Amboseli Mirage here is by Karen Laurence-Rowe. She is one of Kenya's leading wildlife artists and has won the award before in 2012. The competition's winner will be announced tonight (2 June).
Amboseli Mirage by Karen Laurence-Rowe
Christine Lamberth takes her own photographs of wildlife to refer to, when creating works like this charcoal drawing, named the Winged Messenger of Death. All of the contenders, will be on show at the Mall Gallery in London from 2 June until 7 June.
Winged Messenger of Death by Christine Lamberth