Wildlife is an integral part of nature. When human greed is increasing day by day, we are tormenting the natural beauty whether it be flora or fauna. To preserve wildlife and understand its beauty by spreading awareness, the National history museum in London awards the best wildlife photographer in the world after submission of their best photographs.
Stunning Photographers Presented Classic Pics
The Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition has released a special selection of Highly Commended photographs. Wildlife Photographer of the Year is developed and produced by the Natural History Museum, London. This year, the competition, now in its 57th edition, received a record number of entries from across the world, the Natural History Museum said in a statement.
1) Lockdown chicks By Gagana Mendis Wickramasinghe
Three rose-ringed parakeet chicks pop their heads out of the nest hole as their father returns with food. The picture was taken by 10-year-old Gagana from the balcony of his parents’ bedroom, in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
2) Apollo Landing By Emelin Dupieux, France
An Apollo butterfly settles on an oxeye daisy in this stunning photograph which was highly commended in the 11-14 Years category.
3) Raw Moment By Lara Jackson, UK
Bright red blood drips from the muzzle of this lioness, photographed at Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park. Lara’s arresting portrait captures the rawness of the moment and the intensity of the lioness’s stare.
4) Beautiful Bloodsucker By Gil Wizen By Israel/Canada
The best way to photograph a female ornamented mosquito, says Gil, is to let it bite you. The elegant Sabethes mosquitoes, found only in Latin America, are just 4 millimetres (0.16 inches) long and skittish.
5) Storm Fox By Jonny Armstrong, USA
The fox was busy searching in the shallows for salmon carcasses. She is one of only two red foxes resident on the tiny island in Karluk Lake, on Alaska’s Kodiak Island.
6) The Gripping End By Wei Fu, Thailand
Clutched in the coils of a golden tree snake, a red-spotted tokay gecko stays clamped onto its attacker’s head in a last attempt at defence.
7) Net Loss By Audun Rikardsen, Norway
In the wake of a fishing boat, a slick of dead and dying herrings covers the surface of the sea off the coast of Norway.
“These extraordinary images showcase the rich diversity of life on Earth and spark curiosity and wonder. Telling the story of a planet under pressure, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition illuminates the urgent challenges we face and the collective action we need to take.” said Dr Doug Gurr, Director of the Natural History Museum.