Sri Lanka has made the cut in the National Geographic Traveller photography competition, which includes images across six categories ranging from Northern Ireland to Nepal.
As announced in The Guardian UK, the winners will be revealed on February 28.
The Sri Lanka entry is this terrific action shot taken by Sajith Buddikha Withanage in Yala National Park.
He says: “The daylight was fading and I was scanning the bush for a leopard. Then, I saw this garden lizard and a common bronzeback snake in the road. When the snake struck, the lizard performed amazing acrobatics to avoid it.
“The snake didn’t enjoy the extra attention from the crowd of jeeps. The distraction gave the lizard the chance to live another day.”
Here’s a selection of the competition: