Saturday, October 19, 2019


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Edward Hessler

Photographer Yongqing Bao has been awarded the top prize in the 2019 Wildlife Photographer of the Year. A by-product is that Bao also won the prize for the best picture in the mammal behavior category. The photo is of a young marmot surprised by a hunting fox--the beginning of the end for the marmot. It was taken in an alpine meadow on the Qinghai Tibet Plateau.

The Junior Grand Prize (11-14 years) was awarded to Cruz Erdmann for his night-time photograph of a bigfin reef squid in the Dembeh Strait off North Sulawesi, Indonesia.

The reporting by BBC science correspondent is found here. It includes several other images from the 2019 competition and includes some details on how the two photographs mentioned above were taken.

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