Saturday, October 17, 2020

Wildlife Photrapher of the Year: London Museum of Natural History

Environmental & Science Education, STEM, Nature, Wildlife, Art and Environment, Earth Science, Earth Systems, Geology

Ed Hessler

The Wildlife Photographer of the Year is in its 56th year and is sponsored by the London Museum of Natural History. Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge and TV presenters Chris Packham and Megan McCubbin made the announcements during an online event. 

Russian Sergey Gorschkov won him the title of Wildlife Photographer of the year for an image of a Siberian--aka Amur tiger--in the dense forest of Russia's Far East. 

You may find it partricularly interested because of how it was taken.It is a camera trap image set up and then left. As you will learn in reading the link below there is more, much more, to taking this kind of image than merely setting up camera traps waiting for something to happen. Knowledge about behaviour, habitat, and the deep forest are key and were counted by the judging panel.

Images receiving honours in each of the following categories.

Junior Photographer, Earth Environments, Behaviour: Amphibians and Reptiles, Behaviour: Invertebrates, Behaviour: Mammals and Under Water.

The images, brief information about each photographer, and locations may be seen here in reporting by BBC Science Reporter Jonathan Amos. 

Entries for next year's were open for submission almost immediately following the presentation!

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