The 10 finalists for the World Wildlife Day 2017 photo competition have been announced. The competition, themed "Through Young Eyes", invited young people aged 10 to 24 from around the world to submit their photos of wildlife as a way use their artistic talents to highlight to other young citizens the importance in the protection of wildlife. The competition is held in conjunction with World Wildlife Day on 3 March of which the theme is "Listen to the Young Voices" encouraging young people to act at both local and global levels to protect endangered wildlife.

In this gallery, IBTimesUK presents the list of finalists from the World Wildlife Day 2017 photo competition :

Md Rashuidul Rabby, Bangladesh:

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Heavy-bodied jumping spider (Hyllus semicupreus)Md Rashidul Islam Rabby/WWD 2017

Gàbor Li, Hungary:

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Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis)Gàbor Li/WWD 2017

Swaroop Singha Roy, India:

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Rhesus Macaques (Macaca mulatta)Swaroop Singha Roy/WWD 2017

Jorge Figueroa, Mexico:

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Northern potoo (Nyctibius jamaicensis)Jorge Figueroa/WWD 2017

Breech Asher Harani, Philippines:

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Group of crane flies (family Tipulidae)Breech Asher Harani/WWD 2017

Nathan Horrenberger, Switzerland:

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Mantis (family Empusidae)Nathan Horrenberger /WWD 2017

Gabriel Best, USA:

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Confusing Bumblebee (Bombus perplexus)Gabriel Best/WWD 2017

Damaris Lopez Zamora, El Salvador:

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African Lion (Panthera leo)Damaris Lopez Zamora/WWD 2017

Ali Javed, Pakistan:

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Wire-tailed swallow (Hirundo smithii)Ali Javed/WWD 2017

Samson Moyo, South Africa:

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African flap-necked chameleon (Chamaeleo dilepis)Samson Moyo/WWD 2017