Winning snaps from Wildlife Photographer of Year awards

Rodiano Bonacci
Ottobre 15, 2020

At the 56th annual competition, Sergey Gorshkov has been named as this year's Wildlife Photographer of the Year. The shot was taken in the Russian Far East, close to the border with Russia and North Korea, in Russia's Land of the Leopard National Park.

The winning image, called "the embrace", features an endangered Siberian tiger or Amur. The exhibition will then tour across the United Kingdom and internationally to venues in countries including Australia, Canada, Denmark and Germany. Presented by Sergei Gorshkov, which won this year's Wildlife Photographer Competition.

Kate Middleton unveiled the victor of the Natural History Museum's Wildlife Photographer of the Year in a virtual ceremony on Tuesday, saying that the contest's participants help provide "a moving and fascinating insight into the beauty and vulnerability of life on our planet".

The museum said limited visitor numbers and security measures in the light of Covit-19 would ensure that visitors have a "safe and welcoming experience" and can view images in a crowded gallery. Sergey knew the chances of getting the tiger on his lens was not an easy task.

The photograph was taken using a camera trap, which triggers when a tiger walks by.

'This is the story told in the glorious color and texture of the return of the Amur tiger, the symbol of the Russian jungle'.

Her evening heralding the best of wildlife photography comes just days after her husband Prince William unveiled his environmental Earthshot Prize, showing the two in step with each other as they highlight different ways to both celebrate and protect the natural world. The picture, titled The Embrace, shows the intimate moment in which the female tiger is seen embracing a tree, rubbing against the bark to leave her scent and mark territory. It is of a fox cub trying to eat a barnacle goose in a rock crevice keeping its hungry siblings away.

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