Warning: The last photo in this series is a graphic image of a shot and de-horned black rhino.
Photos from the world's largest wildlife photography competition will be displayed in Christchurch in an upcoming exhibition.
Wildlife Photographer of the Year will showcase 100 of the best wildlife photographs from the London Natural History Museum's 2017 competition.
The exhibition shows intimate animal portraits and astonishing landscapes.
Among the displayed images is the 2017 winning photo of a recently shot and de-horned black rhino in a South African game reserve taken by South African photojournalist Brent Stirton.
The museum is "absolutely thrilled" to be hosting the exhibition, Canterbury Museum Director Anthony Wright says.
The images highlight nature photography as an art form, but also challenge viewers to consider some of the natural world's big issues, Mr Wright says.
The exhibition starts on August 11 and will run until November 18.
Warning: The photo below is an image of a recently shot and de-horned black rhino.
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