The Wildlife Photographer of the year celebrates its new set of winners in 2021!
As of this year, the competition attracted 50,000 entries from 95 countries. Differing from previous counts of 600 entries from 82 countries.
Each year the competition opens up submissions from the month of February while winners are announced in the middle of October.
Wildlife Photographer of the Year Winners
Adult Grand Title Winner
This year, French underwater photographer and biologist, Laurent Ballesta has won the grand title of Wildlife Photographer of the year.
“The image works on so many levels: It is surprising, energetic, and intriguing, and has an otherworldly beauty”
Young Grand Title Winner
Following the adult category, ten-year-old Vidyan R Hebbar earns the award of Young Wildlife Photographer of the year 2021.
Dr. Natalie Cooper, a jury member and a researcher at the Museum, says, “The jury loved this photo from the beginning of the judging process.”
Interestingly, the ten-year-old has entered the competition two years ago with another spectacular photo of a spider which then earned him a commendable title.
Additionally, Vidyan lives in Bengaluru, India, and enjoys capturing everyday city creatures that are often overlooked.
Other category winners include:
Winner, Behavior: Mammals
Winner, Behavior: Amphibians and Reptile
More of the competition details can be found on the Natural History Museum Website.