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Thrall of the wild.

GETTING a frog in your throat is never pleasant - and it looks like this snake has bitten off a lot more than it can chew.

This epic tussle is just one of the remarkable images from the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition run by BBC Wildlife Magazine and the Natural History Museum.

You can see the 80 winners at the London museum from Friday. Here's our pick of some true animal magic...

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A quizzical macaque monkey leers at the cameraman in Indonesia; This 70-ton southern right whale dwarfs a diver off the Auckland Islands; Cameraman Steve Winter waited 10 months to get this shot of a reclusive snow leopard in the Indian mountains; A treefrog grips a cat-eyed treesnake as they lock jaws in an epic fight to the death in Belize, Central America; A snowstorm is a perfect backdrop as white-tailed eagles fight over food in Poland
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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Oct 30, 2008
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