Photo: Dmitry Kokh, Russia – Wildlife Photographer of the Year
The world-renowned Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition has released a preview of the acclaimed images that have entered London’s natural history The final stage of the museum’s display of the 100 best nature photos in the world.
Underwater wonderland, disappearing giraffes, curious polar bears looking out the window and tree frog pool parties are some of the fascinating entries in the first clip, showcasing wildlife photography and photojournalism as an art form and challenges us to consider our place in the natural world and our responsibility to protect it.
This year, the Natural History Museum in London will launch a new, redesigned annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition on 14 October featuring these 100 most striking photos photos, showcasing the precious beauty of our planet.
The 2022 competition attracts photographers of all ages and experiences from 93 countries. Each entry is judged anonymously for creativity, originality and technical excellence by an international panel of industry experts.
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– Post highly praised photos, Wildlife Photographer of the Year Organization The audience focuses on “Tiina Törmänen’s otherworldly encounter with fish ‘flying’ in cloud-like algae, the contrast between seven-year-old Joshua Cox’s portrait of a stag in Richmond Park, England, and Jose Fragozo’s artful contrast in Nairobi. Captures the natural world and human infrastructure, and Srikanth Mannepuri’s sobering observations on unsustainable scales of fishing.”
Around the world, 100 photos inspire curiosity, connection and wonder ,” noted Doug Gurr, director of the Natural History Museum. “These inspiring images convey human impact on the natural world in ways that words cannot—from the urgency of biodiversity decline to the inspiring rebound of protected species. “
Images of winners including the prestigious Grand Title Award and Young Grand Title Award will be announced on October 11, 2022.
The Natural History Museum exhibit opens October 14 and runs through July 2, 2023.
59th Annual Wildlife Photographer Entries to the contest open on October 17, 2022 and close on December 8.
Great Ape and Little Meerkat
Photo: Christian Ziegler, Germany – Wildlife Photographer of the Year
It is very unusual to gently see a young male bonobo hugging a meerkat cub deep in the rainforest. This photographer is Tracking down a group of these endangered great apes, Barbara Furus of the Max Planck Society is studying them.
He recalls setting out “before dawn,” at trekking through flooded forests” and often walked 20 kilometers a day. “The bonobos hugged and petted the mongoose for over an hour,” Ziegler said. The situation may have had a darker start. The bonobos were Omnivorous, mainly eats fruit, but hunts occasionally. This meerkat pup – eventually released unharmed – was probably taken when its mother was killed.