Photo by Terje Hellesö. From the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency website.
An award-winning wildlife photographer has caused quite a lot of chatter over the last few days after admitting to faking quite a few of his wildlife photographs.
Terje Hellesö, who was named Nature Photographer Of The Year in Swedish Environmental Protection Agency 2010's competition, finally admitted to doctoring photographs after a conservationist named Gunnar Gloerson looked at Helleso's work. According to the website The Local, Gloerson used his wildlife expertise to come to the conclusion that "Hellesö's alleged accomplishments were simply too good to be true." Reports suggest Hellesö used a number of stock images of animals and simply 'photoshopped' them into nature shots.
The Swedish Environmental Protection Agency is deciding if Hellesö should be allowed to keep his title.