Can you spot the animal in this spectacular picture?

Jimmy Nsubuga

There’s an animal in this entry into the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition but can you spot it?

The picture is one of the 16 "highly commended" images from 49,000 entries by professionals and amateurs across 86 countries.

The animal portrait is called Eye of the Drought by Jose Fragozo, from Portugal, and shows a hippopotamus in Kenya’s Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Now in its 56th year, Wildlife Photographer of the Year is the Natural History Museum’s showcase for the world's best nature photography. 

The overall winners will be announced in the first-ever virtual awards ceremony, streaming straight from the Natural History Museum on 13 October. 

The exhibition at the museum featuring the images opens on 16 October.