|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.