The winners list of The 52nd Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition, held annually by the British Natural History Museum, have been announced.
This year’s Grand Title winner, American photographer Tim Laman won the prestigious annual competition for his image ‘Entwined Lives‘. The image shows a critically endangered Bornean orangutan in the Indonesian rainforest.
According to Imaging Resource, Laman’s image was taken with a GoPro camera hidden in the canopy of the forest. Laman, a previous award-winner in the competition, reportedly spent three days climbing and setting cameras that could be triggered remotely.
His image was chosen out of 50,000 entries from 95 countries, and will be shown along with 99 other photographs in an exhibition at the National History Museum. The exhibition will also make its way to the USA, Canada, Germany, Spain and Macau.
Gideon Knight was announced the winner in the Young Wildlife category with his photograph, ‘The Moon and The Crow‘.
In the birds category, Ganesh H Shankar won with this photograph, named ‘Eviction Attempt‘.
Winner in the urban category, Nayan Khanolkar, captured this image of a leopard slipping through a maze in a suburb of Mumbai bordering Sanjay Gandhi national park. The photograph is called ‘The Alley Cat‘.
South African Photographer, Lance van de Vyver, made the finalist list with his black and white photograph called ‘Playing pangolin‘. Apparently, he tracked the pride for several hours before they stopped to rest by a waterhole, where the lions in SA’s Tswalu Kalahari Private Game Reserve had discovered a Temminck’s ground pangolin.
Winner of the underwater category is Tony Wu with his image called ‘Snapper Party‘.
Simon Stafford made the winner’s list with his image called ‘The Aftermath‘ in the Mammals category.
Charlie Hamilton James from the UK was a finalist in the Mammals category with his photograph called ‘Wild West stand-off‘.