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Siberian Tigress Photo Wins 'Wildlife Photographer Of The Year 2020' Title

The winners of the 'Wildlife Photographer Of The Year 2020' competition were announced last night during an online awards ceremony.

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The Embrace Sergey Gorshkov

'The Embrace' by Sergey Gorshkov - Adult Grand Title Winner 'Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2020'

 

Sergey Gorshkov has been crowned the 2020 'Wildlife Photographer of the Year' with his magnificent image, 'The Embrace', of an Amur tigress hugging an ancient Manchurian fir in the Russian Far East. Amur, or Siberian, tigers are only found in this region and it took more than 11 months for the Russian photographer to capture this moment with hidden cameras.

Selected from over 49,000 entries from around the world, the winners of the 'Wildlife Photographer of the Year' competition were revealed during an online awards ceremony live-streamed from the Natural History Museum last night where Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Cambridge, Patron of the Museum, announced the overall winner. 

Liina Heikkinen was awarded the 'Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2020' for her dramatic image, 'The fox that got the goose'. With feathers flying, the young fox is framed as it refuses to share the barnacle goose with its five sibling rivals. Liina is the youngest of a family of wildlife photographers and has spent much of her childhood immersed in nature in her homeland of Finland.

 

The Fox That Got the Goose Liina Heikkinen

'The Fox That Got the Goose' by Liina Heikkinen Young Grand Title Winner 'Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2020'

 

Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition

The two Grand Title winners were selected from 100 images spotlighting the world's richest habitats, fascinating animal behaviours and extraordinary species. In a rigorous process, images from professional and amateur photographers are judged anonymously by a panel of experts for their innovation, narrative and technical ability.

The brand-new images will be showcased at the 'Wildlife Photographer of the Year' exhibition at the Natural History Museum, opening on 16 October 2020, before touring across the UK and internationally to venues in Australia, Canada, Denmark, Germany, and more. 

 

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2021

Open to photographers of all ages, nationalities and abilities, the next 'Wildlife Photographer of the Year' competition opens for entries on Monday 19 October 2020. For more competitions you can enter, take a look at our photography competition round-up. 

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meyeview 11 1.4k 1 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2020 10:46AM
how can you be 'photographer' of the year when you were not present at the time the photograph was taken?
this should be a category in its own right.
if i gave my camera to Annie Liebovitz could i claim the images because it was my camera? 🤬🤬
Couldn't agree more, whoever agreed the process to award in this crazy way needs to re-look at the whole thing....
ukdrifter 12 8 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2020 12:58PM
I agree, I cannot find the words to explain how I think how ridiculous this system of choosing a Wildlife Photographer of the Year picture is,
What a joke. It's because of photos like this that I do not entertain comps. HO HO HO HO

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