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Wildlife POTY’s spectacular winners

Posted on Oct 26, 2020

With almost 50,000 entries from photographers all around the globe, The Natural History Museum’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2020 competition has been a resounding success. The competition’s Grand Title winner has been announced as Sergey Groshkov.

Featured image Sergey Groshkov’ Grand Title winning image, Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2020

Gorshkov’s stunning photograph of a Siberian, or Amur, tigress, entitled The Embrace, was captured in Russia’s far east using hidden cameras, following a long 11-month wait.

Dr Tim Littlewood, the Natural History Museum’s executive director of science and jury member, comments: “Hunted to the verge of extinction in the past century, the Amur population is still threatened by poaching and logging today. The remarkable sight of the tigress immersed in her natural environment offers us hope, as recent reports suggest numbers are growing from dedicated conservation efforts. Through the unique emotive power of photography, we are reminded of the beauty of the natural world and our shared responsibility to protect it.”

Liina Heikkinen, Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2020
Liina Heikkinen's Young Grand Title winning image, Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2020

Liina Heikkinen of Finland is this year’s Young Grand Title winner, with her dramatic image, The Fox that Got the Goose. Both winners will be showcased at the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition, open now at the Natural History Museum, before touring across the UK and internationally.

Entries for the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2021 competition are now open, with an array of categories encompassing the natural world.

For more information, please visit the Natural History Museum website.

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